Monday, October 8, 2012

Tales of Woe and Wonder by Jeff Chapman

Tales of Woe and Wonder collects nine fantasy stories from the pen of Jeff Chapman. Here you'll find a mix of fairy-tale wonder and tragic woe, ranging from a young boy's first brush with the harsh realities of war in "A Gift from over the Sea" to a miraculous bridge in "The Master and the Miller's Daughter" to a young girl's encounter with a witch's insidious spells in "Esme's Amulet."

MY THOUGHTS: Tales of Woe and Wonder is a collection of fantasy short stories. Some of the stories could be fleshed out a little more, which is why not all of them caught my attention, but the writing was fairly solid and the tales that I enjoyed were worth it. Chapman is a good author and I look forward to reading his longer works.
Rating: three and a half out of five stars

2 responses:

Jeff Chapman said...

Thanks for the review. I appreciate it. Just curious, which stories did you particularly enjoy?

H. A. Titus said...

Hey Jeff! The stories I liked the most were The Hand with the Knife (lovely fairytale feel with that one) and The Master and the Miller's Daughter. :)

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