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review 2013-05-29 00:00
Review: Dawngleam and Other Stories
Dawngleam and Other Stories - David Gaither

This is an interesting collection of sci-fi, urban fiction, and fantasy stories. Half the fun is figuring out what labels to put on each story. "Dawngleam," which follows the classic fantasy narrative, is about a kingdom and a special sword. "Winter Crossing" is about a young woman's spiritual rite of passage. "Emyprean Skies" is a sci-fi (and/or steampunk?) space journey. With the exception of these three stories, the rest felt short, even for short stories, and have abrupt endings. Perhaps the point is to leave the reader with more questions than answers?


I've read quite a few creative writing stories during my time as a tutor, and these stories, though written and edited well, remind me of my former students' efforts, specifically the subject matter and descriptions in "Blood Horizon," "Lived and Lost," and "Whisper in a Dream."


* I received this ebook from the author for review.

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review 2013-05-25 00:00
Dawngleam and Other Stories
Dawngleam and Other Stories - David Gaither This was a collection of short stories. Each entertaining and delightful. I hope that each of these stories will become part of a larger collection based on the worlds created. My personal favorites were, Dawngleam, Empyrean Skies, and Whisper in a Dream. These were the stories that grabbed me and left me wanting more. Overall, this was a quick and enjoyable read, looking forward to more from this author.
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