"Wonderful collection of stories about women!"
This book is a compilation of the best stories featured in
THE LORELEI SIGNAL. The common thread running throughout
all these stories is that they are all about women. Since
this book contains fifteen stories, I'll only comment on a
few of them.
In PROMISES by Sheri McGathy—my favorite story—we have
Shay, a blade whisperer. Ever since the Mage Wars, she's
been searching for a certain blade—a Spirit Blade. And now,
after a year, she finally has the blade within her grasp.
The blade is key to finally getting her revenge against the
mage she had once sworn allegiance to. But when it comes
right down to it, will Shay be able to kill the mage?
Exactly why does Shay want revenge against the mage?
THE LIBRARIAN'S HOUSEKEEPER by Jenny Schwartz is another
story involving magic. Our heroine is this tale is Joan, an
orphaned woman living with her uncle. How her mother ever
convinced her uncle Tamlin to keep her is beyond Joan. When
Joan decides to escape to her employer's library—the one
place she can be alone and feels at peace—she sure doesn't
expect to find her uncle there, much less dead. When she
sees Rocher—her employer's son—Joan is even more shocked.
See, Joan's boss is a powerful old wizard and Rocher is
also a wizard and warrior in service to the crown. Why did
Rocher kill her uncle? Why in his father's library of all
places? Will Joan become involved in Rocher's plans?
PVAGA AND THE CENSOR by Elizabeth Barrette is another
favorite of mine in this collection. It's a very short
story of what can happen when a censor takes on a goddess.
Who will win? The censor or the goddess?
A TIME TO... VOLUME 3 is a collection of very different types
of stories all involving women as the main characters.
Carol Hightshoe must have had a difficult time deciding
which stories from THE LORELEI SIGNAL to include in this
volume because everything I read in this book was very
good. All the stories and poems are very interesting and
left me thinking of them long after I finished reading
them. A very good collection of stories and one I highly
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted November 6, 2009