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Posted July 16, 2003
Skillful writing and magical themes highlight this fine collection of impressive stories. 'Isadora' delivers a different slant on the Salem Witch Trials theme. 'Twin Star' comprises a fascinating alien romance story. 'Eidolon' explores a different type of brother and sister. 'Thief of Dreams' is a tale filled with fairies and fairy rings and forest creatures and lovers betrayed. This anthology is well worth the price.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 21, 2003
"Each of the four stories in TWILIGHT CROSSINGS pushes the bounds of speculative fiction in its own way, from an exploration of the price of foreknowledge, to giving the devil his due. This collection will satisfy any lover of thoughtful, provocative speculative fiction." ------- "In ISADORA, Jeanne Allen spins a thought-provoking tale that explores the consequences of choice, both in our individual lives and in the universe as a whole." "TWIN STAR by Jeanine Berry is a fascinating story with superb world-building. An exploration of love and fate, it will hold your attention and not let go until the last word." "EIDOLON by Shannah Biondine is one of those rare stories that stays in your thoughts long after you have set the book aside. In a dusty mining town, a bet is carried out between Satan and his sister, using the townsfolk as pawns but not all the players are as they seem." "In THIEF OF DREAMS, Sheri L. McGathy breathes new life into the old story of mortals abducted by fairies. Beautifully written, this tale of love and hope in the face of overwhelming odds casts a spell of its own over the reader." "Elaine Corvidae, award-winning author of WINTER'S ORPHANS."Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 27, 2003
Twilight Crossings is an exciting anthology featuring novellas by four new voices in fantasy and speculative fiction--Jeanne Allen, Jeanine Berry, Shannah Biondine and Sheri L. McGathy. Twilight...a time when reality blurs and a universe of infinite possibilities shimmers before our eyes. Twilight Crossings...four novellas that will transport you to dazzling new worlds... ...ISADORA by Jeanne Allen: On an earth where nuclear war destroyed the old world, Isadora must fight for the freedom to explore truth. ...TWIN STAR by Jeanine Berry: Forced to marry against her will, Sonneret must hide the secret powers of her race from a man she is beginning to love...a man who will destroy her people if he learns the truth. ...EIDOLON by Shannah Biondine: An unusual stranger comes to town in this fun tale about the old Wild West with a devilish twist of humor. ...THIEF OF DREAMS by Sheri L. McGathy: Nerys Devi has met the man she could love with all her heart, the one she would share her dreams with. Yet, fate has other plans. Instead of sharing her dreams, will he now be doomed to haunt them? I hope you enjoy TWILIGHT CROSSINGS. ~*~May the magic always brighten your world, Sheri McGathy~*~Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 9, 2008
¿Isadora¿ by Jeanne Allen. In Alderwood, Isadora conducts secret scientific experiments that the town council including her father would condemn as witchcraft. Her clandestine occupation becomes known when a mysterious stranger enters the village................. ¿Twin Star¿ by Jeanine Berry. Sonneret escapes her dying planet through a gate to another orb populated by the Huymans. The Huyman ruler Lothar declares that all unmarried women are to present themselves to his harem keeper, who will reduce the lot so his employer can select a new bride. Sonneret is the chosen one as Lothar feels she is his soulmate, but she fears a cross species mating.................. ¿Eidolon¿ by Shannah Biondine. Two otherworldly siblings dispute the worthiness of humanity. They agree on a wager in which Azubah travels to Colorado to prove that the human Haggerty has ethics. If she wins, her brother Lucifer must repent his sins so the family can return to its former eminence............. ¿Thief of Dreams¿ by Sheri L. McGathy. Lord Devi¿s daughter Nerys must choose between Gerard and Cody. Nerys selects Cody, but just before the wedding he is abducted ending up inside a faery ring while his odious enemy steps to the altar with his beloved...................... These four otherworldly tales focus on crossing worlds leading to strong females struggling with deep feelings that each one finds difficult to accept. The anthology is a delight as each tale is well written with deep characterizations, varying in degrees in darkness, but definitely entertaining. With more works like these contributions, Jeanne Allen, Shannah Biondine, Sheri L. McGathy, and Jeanine Berry will each cross into the realm of writing stardom.............. Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.