Firebirds Soaring: An Anthology of Original Speculative Fiction

Firebirds Soaring: An Anthology of Original Speculative Fiction

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Firebirds Soaring: An Anthology of Original Speculative Fiction 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
sacred_honor More than 1 year ago
Having read Sharyn November's two other anthologies, FIREBIRDS and FIREBIRDS RISING (which included excellent examples of fantasy and science fictional works), I was somewhat disappointed by the works offered in FIREBIRDS SOARING. The selection of authors was varied and well-chosen, the works all original, and the quality of writing (for the most part) up to the standards of the genre. However, a noticeable recurring theme was the hurried conclusion of many of the tales, sometimes without linear rationale. Furthermore, a number of the stories were rather confusing. Some redeeming factors were the characters of Marly Youmans' POWER AND MAGIC, which were well-developed, and Elizabeth E. Wein's SOMETHING WORTH DOING, perhaps my favorite story in the anthology. What is interesting to note about this particular book, in comparison to the other anthologies offered by November, is that it is comprised of "speculative fiction" instead of relying only on fantasy and science fiction. Overall, however, the book was enjoyable, though I had expected something a bit more. If you're interested in reading a collection of well-written works for leisure, purchasing this anthology is "something worth doing."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
About: WaterTribe dragons (part of the Cold Warriors Kingdom) <p> SoaringRain: <br> They are dark grey, dark blue, dark green, and black. They have rain drop shaped scales, and, on their wings, drops of water fall out from underneath these scales. They have no weapons other than biting and clawwing. They hace large wings. <p> SoaringSea: <br> They are sea blue and dark green, with gills and powerful tails. They can breath underwater as well as on land, they do not swim fast. They can shoot boiling water in your face. <p> SoaringRiver: <br> They are blue and black and white striped with white underbellies, and swim so fast that they blend in with the rocks below them. They are more streamline than SoaringRain or SoaringSea, but, they cannot breath on land.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sighs. Okay
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book but i didnt understand the first book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the few anthologies I can read cover to cover not skipping any stories. Best in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Silent-but-Deadly More than 1 year ago
This anthology had everything an appreciatiative reader could ask for! It's stories went from something sad yet hopeful, like The Dignity He's Due by Carol Emshwiller, to something mystical like The Ghosts of Strangers by Nina Kiriki Hoffman. I say that EVERYONE should either check this book out at you're local library or but it! It's worth Every Single Penny!! Take it from me, you do not want to pass on this piece of work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago