The Very Best of Kate Elliott
Written by: Kate Elliot
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Publication Date: February 10, 2015
Rating: 3.5 Stars
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Strong heroines and riveting storytelling are the hallmark of groundbreaking fantasy author Kate Elliott ("Crown of Stars," "Crossroads"). Elliott is a highly-compelling voice in genre fiction, an innovative author of historically-based narratives set in imaginary worlds. This first, retrospective collection of her short fiction is the essential guide to Elliott's shorter works. Here her bold adventuresses, complex quests, noble sacrifices, and hard-won victories shine in classic, compact legends.
In "The Memory of Peace," a girl's powerful emotions rouse the magic of a city devastated by war. Meeting in "The Queen's Garden," two princesses unite to protect their kingdom from the blind ambition of their corrupted father. While "Riding the Shore of the River of Death" a chieftain's daughter finds an unlikely ally on her path to self-determination.
Elliott's many readers, as well as fantasy fans in search of powerful stories featuring well-drawn female characters, will revel in this unique gathering of truly memorable tales.
The Very Best of Kate Elliott by Kate Elliott
If you are already a fan of Kate Elliot and her strong female characters then this collection of short stories would be a great interlude before her next novel.
I found the introduction rather long so I kind of skimmed through it. Let's face it I'm here for the stories not for the the intro.
The stories provided a quick, easy and entertaining read but with all shorts...well they are too short. I wanted a little more to become invested in each tale. Even though they weren't long enough, they did provide a great mix of some old characters and some new.
If you are looking for a good shot of different works by Kate Elliot's work, check out The Very Best of Kate Elliot. Enjoyable and Entertaining 3.5 Stars
I received this ARC copy of The Very Best of Kate Elliot from Tachyon Publications in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication February 10, 2015.