This took me quite a while to get through – it’s an homage to Jack Vance’s Dying Earth series, and the writing is very true to the unique tone and world that he created. Which I very much enjoy, but can’t take in large doses. (I don’t tend to like authors with a more florid writing style. He is one of the exceptions – from me, that’s a compliment.)
I thought the quality of the stories was good. I feel like most anthologies of this type have at least one absolute stinker of a story, but these were all good. If you’re already a fan, it’s worth a read. And don’t feel like you have to hurry through it – that is the beauty of a short story collection.
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