Genre: Contemporary Fantasy/Myths
“Nessa Donnelly never expected to see her estranged and eccentric father again, but a phone call summons her back to her hometown and to the hospital in which the elder Donnelly lies in a comatose state for which his doctors have no explanation. Bit by bit, long-buried family secrets emerge, and Nessa begins to realize that those secrets were kept hidden from her for a reason.
She also realizes that there is something in the woods behind her father’s house that he never told her about, something that can’t be explained. And she is also not as alone in his house as she thought she was…”
“C. S. Feldman loves all things fantasy related and writes both novels and screenplays. Stop by and say hi on Facebook” Also check outher website for an upcoming release.
This fantasy novella seems to be Ms. Feldman’s debut. I found this tale enthralling and well written. If you are not familiar with Fey folk this is an excellent introduction to them. I was a bit puzzled about Nessa in the beginning. She’s aloof and seems uncaring, but as the story unfolds one begins to understand why she is the way she is. Nessa’s story is unique and as it unfolds she is presented with a mystery that must be solved rather quickly to save herself as well as her sick father. The dynamics of the relationships in this story is what brings the story full circle. The fact that there was a majestic cock in the story was a bonus for me.
This is a quick story with some important lessons about looking at life or situations from different points of view to understand and see the full picture. The Fey puts an interesting spin on the whole story. I hope to see more stories like this from Ms Feldman in the future.
Nothing worth noting.
Rating: ***** Five stars
Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin
Approximate word count: 20-25,000 words