Monday, June 22, 2015

The Wishing Coin: A Modern Fairy Tale / Antara Man

Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin

Genre: Fantasy/Fairy Tale

Approximate word count: 16-17,000 words

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Antara Man started writing at the age of seven and continues to this very day. Apart from reading and writing, you can find her practicing yoga, as she has developed a keen interest in self-improvement, spirituality and becoming a better human being. She is currently preparing her second book that is a time travel fantasy novella. She also enjoys writing criminal and suspense stories and believes in unity in diversity. In her opinion, the best books and stories are a crossover between genres.”

Learn more about Ms. Man at her website.


TV reporter Julia Preston is frustrated in life and love...

...until a street vendor sells her a magical coin that fulfills all her darkest wishes.”


This is a twisted little tale that takes all kinds of bad turns during the story. Julia is a decent person with a conscience and had no intention of getting so out of control. It all starts off innocently when Julia is presented with a rare opportunity after a lousy day at the office. The magic coin vendor must have had an advanced degree in marketing, he knew exactly how to manipulate Julia. Be careful what you wish for is the theme of this tale, which ends up going from bad to worse. I found this a thought provoking short read. The important characters are well developed. The non-important ones were a bit two-dimensional, their single purpose was used for Julia to learn from. As misguided as Julia was during this journey, I wanted things to work out for her in the end.

Format/Typo Issues:

I found a small number of proofing errors. However, in the chapter 8 in the file I received for review, Mike was called Steve.

Rating: *** Three stars

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