07 Oct 2006 at 04:44
Comments Off on Fall by Alex Draven
Author: Alex Draven
Genre: Urban Fantasy
URL: On Livejournal and Smashwords
Other Information/warnings: violence
Patrocles the centaur thought he had left the herd. But a young colt seems to be trying to horn in on his territory.
This is one of the most unusual fantasy stories I’ve ever read, and the fact it’s slash is almost incidental (which is my favourite way of dealing with the slash genre). Pet has been evicted from his herd, and is in pain and in a spiral of self-destruction. Matthias is looking for a home, a mentor…and more. Two powerful creatures, thrown together, in an electric, violent situation where they have to deal with their past and their inheritance, or die.
Draven has created an angry, mythic, vulnerable man in Pet, and the imagery of two stallions circling, sorting out dominance, place in the hierarchy, is compelling, beautifully handled, and poetic in description and execution. You won’t regret reading this.
03 Jul 2006 at 09:24
Comments Off on When you are out on the road by Ephemera – review
Title: When you are out on the road
Genre: Road trip, romance
Entry in the Original Fic Ficathon 2
A man uses a road trip to console his best friend who’s trying to get over the breakup of a long-term relationship. In the nature of such things, the journey is as much about discovery, as travel.My review:
This is just a gorgeous little short story – a tight set up, well-written dialogue, and characters, despite the brevity of the story, who really come alive and make you care about them. A wealth of minor tics and details weaves a rich picture of interactions between Beck and Sam, best friends for like forever, and while it might not be the most original set up in the world, it really doesn’t matter. Highly recommended.