Sunday, January 20, 2008

Sails & Sorcery Review!

Excerpted review from a blog called Grasping For The Wind (, specifically) about Sails & Sorcery:

Now, one might imagine that after reading so many seafaring stories, that the reader might get a little burned out, or find some repetition in storytelling. And you would be right. But fortunately, W. H. Horner, the editor, did a smart thing, and put the average to poor stories in the front of the volume, and the great stories to the back. At about the thirteenth story (Cassias Song by T. Borreegard) the quality of the tale telling really picks up. In the remaining 15 stories you have such short story luminaries as Paul S. Kemp (The Spinner), Elaine Cunningham (a ghost story called Dead Men Tell No Tales), Lindsey Duncan (Currents and Clockwork), and James M. Ward (with a Halcyon Blithe story). Their stories are filled with the quality tale-telling I have come to expect. They are masters of their crafts, and have given Horner some good material to include in this anthology from a rather small and unknown press.


John Ottinger III (Grasping for the Wind) said...


Thanks for excerpting from my blog. Glad you liked the review. Come back soon to see my review of Bash Down the Door and Slice Open the Badguy where I believe you had another, quite funny story as well.

Lindsey Duncan said...

I'll keep an eye out! Thanks for the commentary; I get madly nervous every time I see something I was in has been reviewed.

John Ottinger III (Grasping for the Wind) said...

Don't be, you're a good writer, with great pacing and plotting, and interesting stories too boot!