Thanks to Netgalley for providing me with this ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This will be available to buy on April 16th.
This collection of short stories by several fantasy authors all feature strong female lead characters. It was so cool to see how varied the stories and settings were. While I liked some stories more than others, I thoroughly enjoyed the entire book.
I really loved Falcon’s Apprentice, about Marie-Jeanne, a falconer’s daughter whose life changes when she goes on a hunt with the lord of the manor. I thought it was incredibly creative and Marie-Jeanne was a great character to read about because she wasn’t born with special abilities, or with the desire to save the world. She just wanted to make her dad proud. It is the mark of a good author that I was riveted by such a simple tale.
The other short story that really stood out to me was Ashna’s Heart. It was an incredibly interesting tale that touched on subjects of destiny, and how far someone will go to set things right. I really liked that one. It had a fairy tale feel.
This is a solid collection, and now I have new writers to be on the lookout for. This was an entertaining, easy read.