Monday, 2 February 2015

The Very Best of Kate Elliott



Arc provided by Tachyon Publications through Netgalley

Release Date: February 10th

Having never read anything by author Kate Elliott I thought this would be a good occasion to "sample" the author's writing style.
Unfortunately the lengthy and most of the times _what comes as _ dull prose, that accompanies the author's descriptions wasn't able to fuel my interest.

Maybe if I had already read a full novel, things would have been different.
But as it was, I felt lost within these worlds and characters stories.
I read the first four stories, and all that I can say is that there's an obvious feminist perspective going on. Something that only "per se" should have left me more interested in it.

First story - River of Death, in which a character tries to be judged by what she can do, and not by her gender.
I honestly had a hard time with this story due to the long and detailed descriptions.
From the four stories I read, this was the one I enjoyed the least.

 Leaf and Branch, Focuses on the connection between nature and the Feminine.

The Queen's Garden, Describes what happens when a King starts getting too attached to his power ignoring the old ways..
3 Stars

 On The Dying Winds Of The Old Year, A story of politics and treachery

A obvious case of: It's not you book, it's mostly me.
If you like Epic Fantasy you should give this one a try. Hopefully you'll enjoy it more than I did.


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