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A Glimpse of Darkness (Short Story)

– tekijä: Lara Adrian, Harry Connolly, Stacia Kane, Kelly Meding, Lucy A. Snyder

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Five authors each take a chapter to tell the story of Munira bint Azhar, the half-human daughter of a djinn, a skilled Retriever in the city of Port Nightfall. Now the powerful sorcerer Temesis has given Munira a dire ultimatum: steal a magical lantern--the Light of Ta'lab--from the horrific undead kingdom below the city, or watch her father die at Temesis's hand. Will she be able to retrieve the lantern and save her father's life, or will they both perish in the process?… (lisätietoja)
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For a novella that was written by five different authors in a short period of time this was really very entertaining. Others have said it before me, this is a marketing ploy to get you acquainted with the authors, but it's a fun ploy and I like it.

I was surprised at how well the story hung together. There were definitely places were authors pulled things through a plothole so they could be used but I suppose that's better than just giving up because your character was written into a corner. There was also a definite unevenness in the writing but that's why editors exist so don't be put off by that when deciding to try an author's other writings.

Anyway, this was a fun novella with a well-developed world, an interesting villain, and a surprise twist. ( )
  tldegray | Sep 21, 2018 |
It was a great idea- You take some of todays best authors and have them each write a chapter based of the precious authors chapters. Each author would twist the tale in their own special way. I had to read it, Stacia Kane one of my personal favs contributed. It was going along well, each author wrote a very interesting new twist to the main characters plot. Then it was just over ?!?!?! Yes, i know it is a novella, and short is what it is, but it could have been a really good novel. I would have loved to see each of these authors keep going writing another chapter or two when their turn came up.
All in all it was good but could of been great. ( )
  TheYodamom | Jan 29, 2016 |
I was interested in reading this novella for a couple of reasons. First, I like a lot of the authors that helped write this and second, it was an interesting experiment in letting their readers pick the course of the story. So basically as a reader you got to vote on which way you wanted the story to go and the author that wrote the next chapter followed that plot direction.

This is a story about Munira, the half-human daughter of a fire djinn. She is a Retriever, someone who retrieves (aka steals) things. An evil wizard contacts Munira to have her Retrieve something for him from the underworld, when Munira refuses the wizard holds her father captive until she complies. What follows is a crazy adventure into the Underworld. After the story the first chapters from books by each author is included.

There were a lot of aspects I enjoyed in this short story. Munira as a half-fire djinn has some really cool powers and it was fun to read about that. Each of the authors writes a chapter and tries to play to there strong points as an author. I enjoyed the world and the concepts behind the story.

The things I liked about this story was that it was high action and creative. The e-book includes excepts from the authors' books at the end which was nice. It was a good way to get a feel for the authors' writing style to help you decide if you would like it or not.

My biggest problem with this was that each chapter felt a little disjointed because of the shifts in writing style. It was so apparent that it jarred you out of the story some. So, I had trouble staying engaged in the story. Each author definitely has their own style and focuses on different aspects of writing and it is very easy to see this, but also disruptive to the story.

Overall this was a neat experiment and results in an okay story. The ideas behind the story are solid but the jolt in style between chapters makes the story a bit disjointed and hard to stay engaged in. If you are trying to decide whether or not to read things from these authors then this should help you decide what writing styles work for you and what don't. For the price it's not a bad read. ( )
  krau0098 | Feb 14, 2011 |
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Lara Adrianensisijainen tekijäkaikki painoksetlaskettu
Connolly, Harrypäätekijäkaikki painoksetvahvistettu
Kane, Staciapäätekijäkaikki painoksetvahvistettu
Meding, Kellypäätekijäkaikki painoksetvahvistettu
Snyder, Lucy A.päätekijäkaikki painoksetvahvistettu
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Five authors each take a chapter to tell the story of Munira bint Azhar, the half-human daughter of a djinn, a skilled Retriever in the city of Port Nightfall. Now the powerful sorcerer Temesis has given Munira a dire ultimatum: steal a magical lantern--the Light of Ta'lab--from the horrific undead kingdom below the city, or watch her father die at Temesis's hand. Will she be able to retrieve the lantern and save her father's life, or will they both perish in the process?

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