Urban fantasy author. Chronicler of the fey. Addicted to Sidhe magic and vampire bites. Adventure junkie. Role-player. Soon will be launching "The Sidhe", a serialized Urban Fantasy adventure.
on Nov. 26, 2011 :
Cursed is another one of the interweaving stories that S. A. Archer has written that holds much promise. Archer has taken a unique approach in writing short stories that while each can stand alone, they intertwine with one another. An added bonus is that they are short enough to be read in one sitting and leave the reader wanting more.
In Cursed, we are introduced to private investigator London Eyer who has an interesting encounter with a Sidhe named Rico. Rico is appropriately named, because he is able to convince London to work for him exclusively with his own special brand of magic that only a Sidhe possesses. I found myself unconsciously wishing I was in London's shoes despite the fact that I have no skills at all in investigation.
I really love the realm that Archer is setting up with these stories that are setting the foundation, I assume, for many others soon to follow. What I like most about this story is how much the reader is able to get into London's thoughts and understand her feelings. Since Rico has now 'Touched' London leaving her consistently needing more, she now has no choice but to work for him and try to seek some relief to this special magic that she will now crave. Factor in a few Changelings, a chatty Wood Elf and a Vamp who also happens to be London's best friend and the stage is set perfectly for action and adventure that contains things that are not always as they appear. These are definitely not the fairy tales of your childhood!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)