Star Wars The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark is a collection of stories based off the TV show Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2003 TV series.) It has 11 Short Stories all based off episodes from the TV show. with more view points that we didn't get to see in the show. One of the Short stories im are gonna look at is about Count Dooku.
Count Dooku was surprised attacked by the Republic.
I do like how these are in the characters point of view like Count Dooku. I also like how all the stories are based off the show. What I didn't like is how these are short stories, but it is a nitpick so I won't get crazy over it. I honestly liked this book.
If you are a star wars nerd or want to give your kid a star wars book to read. then this is the book for you!
This is an anthology of 6 books by 7 incredible authors. FREE to you for a limited time only. I will choose one short story to write my review. My review will be on Sarina Bowen's Lucky Shot.
Bess is new employee working for an established sports agency. With her birhday coming up, her boss invites her to dinner with some new clients. She figures it will give her experience, so why not go?
Mark AKA "Tank" is excited to be chosen to work with the team in New York. He was more than pleased to meet such a sexy woman at dinner too. Maybe they should get to know one another?
This was a quick jaunt into the lives of some very talented characters. I was pleased to get to read their "meet cute." Right from the beginning they are attracted to each other. The fact they are intelligent only adds to the attraction. We see these amazing characters again in the current book Sure Shot. This anthology brought some serious fun reads to me. I was very grateful to get this collection for FREE also. Link for you to get your copy is below. I give this anthology a 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!
by Peter S. Beagle, Garth Nix, Carrie Vaughn, Patricia A. McKillip, Bruce Coville, Carlos Hernandez, Karen Joy Fowler, Jane Yolen, Nancy Springer, Cailtin R. Kiernan, Margo Lanagan
How could I resist a collection of stories about unicorns, especially when I've actually heard of some of the authors!
A couple of stories were written in present tense but the one by Carlos Hernandez had a very interesting premise; unicorn poaching for their horns! Imagine, Americans not realising we've still got unicorns in England. *shakes head*
As you would expect with a themed anthology, there was a variety of takes on the subject. We had a unicorn rodeo and of course you have to be a virgin to handle one of the creatures! Unicorn hunters of various kinds, unicorns mating with human women and the subsequent offspring, unicorn magic and mythology that may or may not come from actual legends.
The stand out stories for me were Falling Off the Unicorn by David D. Levine and Sara A. Mueller, A Hunter's Ode to His Bait by Carrie Vaughn, A Thousand Flowers by Margo Lanagan and My Son Heydari and the Karkadann by Peter S. Beagle, which had some excellent stoytelling.
I liked some of the others fairly well and only found myself skimming a couple of them. The compilation wraps up with some poetry, which feels natural for this particular theme. Not a bad collection as anthologies go.
This was one of the audible monthly free listens. I listened to this at work while binning and while I would love to say I couldn't focus on it because of the job, that's not the case. It was a fun-ish listen; the stories had some comedy, and intrigue that made me laugh or gasp, but it was nothing to write home about.
I feel as though it was a good effort and the stories were decent, but I could only manage 3-stars. The stories all take place during the "current global situation" and I can appreciate the thought behind it. A little something to make you giggle during quarantine, or something the spike your heart rate. I get the intentions behind it, and I applaud the authors and editors, as well as the narrators. I just didn't love it. It was not quite distracting enough.
But it's a quick listen with comedy, quarantined mobsters, estranged brothers stuck together in their childhood home, and a woman who is certain one neighbor murdered his b=husband and is slowly disposing of the body in pastry boxes every day. So it's worth a listen, especially if you're an audible member.