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Ruined City
     

Ruined City

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by A. F. Stewart
 

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A curse has fallen oven the magnificent city of Elowen.

Uncover the secrets that haunt the streets of Elowen as twelve tales unfold the story of this blighted city. See the saga of horror, despair and hope unravel as the people of city learn to survive their tragedy. Can Elowen endure to break the curse or will to succumb to its doom?

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A curse has fallen oven the magnificent city of Elowen.

Uncover the secrets that haunt the streets of Elowen as twelve tales unfold the story of this blighted city. See the saga of horror, despair and hope unravel as the people of city learn to survive their tragedy. Can Elowen endure to break the curse or will to succumb to its doom?

Read of the aftermath of revenge through the eyes of a shopkeeper, a child, ghosts, a blacksmith, a guardsman, an innkeeper, and even a King.

Twelve Stories, One Evil.

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ISBN-13:
9781105054303
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
12/09/2013
Pages:
102
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.24(d)

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Ruined City 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
DaleCT More than 1 year ago
My initial thought was that this was surprisingly good. Okay, I didn't say initially "surprisingly good" because I thought the story was going to suck, or because I've never liked anything written by this author, but because (a) it's a pretty short story, and (b) I thought it was 12 separate even shorter stories. I traditionally don't like short stories, and I picked this up even though I thought it was an anthology because a Goodreads group I'm in was reading it. So I thought, what the heck, it couldn't hoit! What surprised me is, despite the above, I really liked it. The twelve stories were interwoven into one cohesive story that spanned decades. It's the same story, just told from different points of view. It did get a little glitchy at times spanning different time periods, and the adjustment at times was a bit rocky, but overall I didn't have a problem figuring out and following the timeline.  Each POV is told in first person. While that may seem awkward and questionable, for me it worked because you spend so little time with each character, the first person POV gives you better insight into their thoughts and feelings. I liked being able to get into each character's head for our short visits. If you're looking for a quick, engaging fantasy, give this one a try.
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
Author A.F. Stewart’s words paint pictures in glorious colors in this short story collection, tall curling spires with swirling delicate traceries on the walls. The reader feels as small as the narrator entering these halls. But darkness stirs and vengeance threatens this pastoral opulence. The author creates magical scenes and imbues them with emotion, faint hints of modern-day questions lurking on the tongue. Different characters narrate the tale, giving the story immediacy and depth while keeping the chapters fresh and the reader eager for more. Mixing past and present tense, hope and fear, deep emotions and relentless powers, the haunting vignettes in these tales grow together into a convincing and intriguing tale with a nice sense of warning and completion. Occasional typos might mar the stories for some readers, but powerful writing drew me deeply into the author’s vivid imagination—an enjoyable journey. Disclosure: The author kindly gave me an ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.