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Thank You, Thank You Very Much

Thank You, Thank You Very Much

“Thank you,” I said to the woman who held the door open so that I could walk in ahead of her. Our pupils collided and I offered a small smile that made it to my eyes. It was an insignificant exchange, one of many I enjoy. I’d say I thought nothing of it, but that would be a lie. I think a lot about these random connections to strangers, acquaintances, friends and family alike.  These simple contacts mean a great deal to me, and I go out of my way to create, foster and nurture them throughout my day. Not so in the world of the fae, as I’ve read most recently in Kalayna Price’s latest Alex Craft novel, Grave Visions.  In this book we learn, as I’ve read before, that to thank the fae is to acknowledge a debt that must subsequently be paid, rather than to express appreciation. And… READ MORE

Eye of the Beholder

Eye of the Beholder

I’m halfway through the new Alex Craft novel by Kalayna Price, Grave Visions, and I’ve been struck by the many questions her central premise raises. Magic abounds in these books filled with witches, faeries and the realm of the dead (sounds like a weird combination, but she’s making it work). I read the earlier books in this series a number of years ago, and I didn’t remember most of the details (which happens often and doesn’t speak well of my memory), but Ms. Price does a good job of summarizing past action, which I appreciate.  One of the more interesting aspects of her world-building involves the liberal use of glamour, which is the ability of the fae to change their appearance at will, about which I’ve written before. In this case, a putative suitor for Alex’s hand in marriage morphs his shape to look like one of her old flames.… READ MORE

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