Have you every brought a book that wasn’t the book, you thought it was? Well that is what happened with Magic Bleeds. I thought I was picking up the next book in the Raine Benares series – that is a fantasy adventure series. I have read the Kate Daniels series before and enjoyed it. But boy was it not what I expected it to be (my mind all bend on a silly fantasy adventure story), which of course couldn’t not shape my perception on the first part of the book. It took me a lot longer than normal to get into the book and it wasn’t at all the poor book’s fault – just me messing up my amazon orders.
This is the part of my 100 Short Stories in 2014 challenge. I have now read 1/3 of the stories I need to read this year to hit my goal of 100 short stories this year. I really like the challenge, it is by no means too many stories for me to manage.
A mother and a daughter, Alice, is wandering through the landscape of a broken world. A civilisation has fallen, toppled by off-world intruders (I think). The story is about the interactions between the mother and the daughter more than anything else. As so many Clarkesworld stories, this a story about human interaction and about loose.