Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

by Rabia Gale

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BN ID: 2940015968644
Publisher: Rabia Gale
Publication date: 01/11/2013
Series: Taurin's Chosen , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 584 KB

About the Author

I break fairy tales and fuse fantasy and science fiction. I love to write about flawed heroes who never give up, transformation and redemption, and things from outer space. In my spare time I read, doodle, eat chocolate, avoid housework, and homeschool my three children.

A native of Pakistan, I grew up in hot, humid Karachi. I then spent almost a decade in Northern New England where I learned to love fall, tolerate snow, and be snobbish about maple syrup and sweet corn. I now live in Northern Virginia.

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Mourning Cloak 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
InkspelledFaery More than 1 year ago
I have never had so much fun at a car dealership. I read this in the waiting room and I was hooked. I love novellas, I love sci-fi/fantasy, and I love redemption stories. It was the perfect storm and I’m so thankful I took a book recommendation for once. There is an incredible degree of world-building done in this novella. Ms. Gale manages to convey so much in such a short space without the info-dump prevalent in fantasy. I’m using this book as a reference for writing settings in the future. The plot: The thing I love about novellas is they’re too short to be long winded. The Mourning Cloak never has an unnecessary chapter, scene, or line of dialogue. The story takes us along quickly and surely and then BAM! Plot twist. It was very well done and I was definitely impressed. The characters: Kato is a war hero who didn’t win the war. Living with the ghosts of loss and failure, he was a complex and layered, bitter, but still with a desire to help people. That is what ultimately drives him to help a monster. His development and healing over the course of the story was beautiful. It was pretty obvious who the Mourning Cloak had been…and then it wasn’t and then it was. I was thrilled by the plot twist and also her POV sections. It was heartrending to see how becoming a Mourning Cloak had damaged her psyche and all the ways she continued to suffer. But there was redemption for them both with complex interactions between them and all the other characters. IT WAS AMAZING. In other words, I have a new author to watch and have downloaded Ironhand. I definitely recommend!