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Thursday, 10 August 2017


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Christine Harding

You've had me hunting high and low for a fantasy short story collection called Elswhere, because I was sure it included one by McKillip which I enjoyed very much... And I found the book, and it did, and I did, if you see what I mean... The Harrowing of the Dragon of Hoarsbreath was the tale I really loved, and the one that stuck in my mind afterwords, although I didn't remember the author! I've never read anything else of hers, but maybe Ombria in Shadow is a good place to start.


I've read that her short stories are good! I think Ombria in Shadow is splendid, but other readers are divided over it, despite its prize. Winter Rose, The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, In the Forest of Serre and Alphabet of Thorn seem to be pretty universally loved among her fans. But I have the impression that if you like her work, you really like it, so you could choose anything. I hope you will read some and then blog about it! :)

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