It’s release day, and the first review of my novella “The Autumn Lands” has rolled in – four stars! Thanks Diane! 🙂
The Autumn Lands surprised me, in a most delightful way. Too often fantasy goes off the rails with overly dramatic attention to detail and a propensity to rely on character, plot and narrative tropes to assist in grounding the reader when suspension of disbelief is critical for service to Story. Not so here—at least not at the beginning. The setting and the characters are sketched in just enough to draw the reader in without forcing furrowed brows trying to make sense of the unfamiliar and the inexplicable.