Why, oh why did I wait so long to read this? These stories are fantastic! I loved the ideas, the worlds, the characters. And the introduction by Patrick Rothfuss too 😀 (I can’t believe I haven’t read his books yet… will fix it soon, I hope.).
Word Puppets by Mary Robinette Kowal
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
First a few words about each of the stories, about the things I liked about them.
The Bound Man – The stories are supposed to be set chronologically as they were written, so the first stories were the oldest. I loved this one! Well, I do like Asian culture and the first story has a Japanese feel at the start and magical at that. Add to it a bit of a time-travel, some troll slaying and it’s all fun.
Yes, the story is not perfect – I missed the fight scenes, at least, the main one. The story simply skipped it. But the idea was fantastic.
Chrysalis – How about a bit of a science-fiction? This is a curious story about a woman, who travels to an alien planet to become a documentarian. Why? You will have to read it to see. It was a curious story and I liked how it ended, even if it was a bit rushed.
Rampion – That one was unexpected – a short introduction, or maybe a retelling of beginnings of Rapunzel’s story. Maybe nothing unexpected, but curious. Continue reading “Stories full of imagination”