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Wizards, Woods and Gods based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Eight stories from the author of the Chronicles of Ealiron fantasy series explore a common theme of spiritual and psychological awakening. The backdrop of fantasy settings, magic and wizardry form metaphors for how people make deep connections and accept life-altering realizations, often through great pain and confusion. Main characters, initially unaware of their larger purpose in the world, hunt for this integration, but often they begin as if seeking rules or procedures, something like wizard software algorithms, to unlock mystical secrets. Then via calamity or strife they discover that love and psychic wholeness are the real goal they’ve unconsciously sought all along. Together these literate and well-paced stories, interleaving visceral sensations and abstract concepts, begin to build a world that will find further development and deeper expression in the author’s Chronicles of Ealiron novels. Wizards, Woods, and Gods stands alone as an cohesive accomplishment but also as a fascinating introduction into the types of characters and themes the author will explore in subsequent longer works. review by Michael D. Smith
If you enjoy a book for sake of an interesting story, this book is for you. If you enjoy a story for sake of how well it's written, this book is even more so for you. F.T. McKinstry writes in a way that involves all the senses. It's not something I read line by line, but sensation by sensation. Highly recommended.