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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Review: THE QUEEN'S WITCH

The Queen's Witch by Karen Chance
A Kit Marlowe short story.
Format: ebook

About The Queen's Witch:
"The Queen's Witch" is a short story connected to the New York Times bestselling Cassandra Palmer and Dorina Basarab series of urban fantasy novels. It features Kit Marlowe in a supernatural thriller set in Elizabethan England.

It's a companion novel to The Gauntlet.
Source: Info in the About The Queen's Witch was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7894520-the-queen-s-witch on 03/08/2011.

Review:
This book picked up where Gauntlet ended. Gauntlet is another short story and I was glad to continue reading with this one. However, this being a short story as well, it felt like just one chapter out of a big book, specially after reading another short story where it only seem to confirm in my mind that these short stories are actually chapters chopped up from a bigger book. Well, it felt like it anyway. However, even though it read like "just a chapter", the story telling is the same compelling quality so I enjoyed this book. The beautiful world building which was started in Gauntlet was reinforced in this one and made more vivid. My only complaint really is that I want to read the rest of the chapters in this bloody bigger book! Maybe I really ought to stop reading short stories!

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 4.5
Story itself = 3
Ending = 3.5
World building = 4.5
Pace = 4

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 cherries


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FTC Disclosure:
I downloaded this free ebook from Smashwords at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/14755 on 20/06/2011. No compensation received for this review.

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