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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

154) The Wild's Call by Jeri Smith-Ready

The Blurb -

It is seven years after the collapse of modern civilization, and the world is entering a new Dark Age. Can best friends Elysia and Darien trust the animal spirits that are beckoning them to escape into the wilderness and create a new way of life? And will they give in to the mutual passion they've always denied?

My Thoughts -

The Wild's Call is a prequel story set in the same world as Jeri Smith-Ready's Aspect of Crow trilogy and is a free read only available on Kindle. So one of the first things I did when I got my Kindle was download this story. Jeri is one of my favourite authors and I have been wondering about this short story for a while and decided to give it a go this morning.

I was a little confused at first because this story isn't set in the world we know. This really is a prequel. A before it all happened. A start and a little taste of what is to come. This novella was over too quickly but I know that anyone who has read the series will appreciate this story for what it is. A good piece of writing and a quick look at how things started.

How Jeri managed to get so much information and feeling into such a small amount of words is beyond me. However it just goes to show how great a writer she really is. I will have a little moan about the ending. I was expecting just a little bit more. Maybe another paragraph or two but it was really over and it didn't matter how many times I tried to 'turn the page' there wasn't anything left to read.

I hope that one day Jeri will revisit this series and expand on it but for now I am happy to read everything and anything else she writes. If you don't have a Kindle to read this story then maybe think about downloading Kindle for the PC and read it that way. I should have done that a long time ago but I was being stubborn about reading things on the computer. This short story is worth spending a little time at the screen reading but if you have a Kindle already you really need to look this one up.


Karen said...

This is my all time favorite series and the sequel is just as good!

Unknown said...

The aspect of crow trilogy are my favorite books ever!!! i got this one for my kindle too, but havent had a chance tp read it yet... I wanna do a re-read of all the books soon! LOVE it! Great review!