Women of Foxwick

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
A Fantasy Short Story Collection

Follow five women from Foxwick in this five-story fantasy collection:
"Lady Bard"
"Dragon Seer"
"Lady Death"
"Mage Game"
"Magic Seeker" More

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Words: 21,960
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476237893
About Cherie Reich

Cherie Reich is a speculative fiction writer and library assistant living in Virginia. When she isn't writing stories, this self-proclaimed bookworm is reading. Several of her short stories were featured in various anthologies and magazines. Her books include the horror collection Nightmare, the space fantasy collection Gravity, and the fantasy series The Foxwick Chronicles and The Fate Challenges. She is the Vice President of Valley Writers and a member of the Virginia Writers Club and Untethered Realms.

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Reviews

Review by: Cher Green on July 16, 2012 :
Cherie does a superb job sharing the tales of five extraordinary women. From survival through music to the ultimate sacrifice, each woman displays her strengths and weaknesses through wonderful journeys. Women of Foxwick is a must read for any fantasy reader.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Christine Rains on June 25, 2012 :
Women of Foxwick is a collection of five fantastic tales in a world of beauty, magic, and danger. In "Lady Bard," Lyrica must play the right tune to free a prince from a curse or else both of them will lose their lives. A young and kind girl named Vesta is dragged before the fearsome Queen of Wintermill to serve her destructive will in "Dragon Seer." "Lady Death" brings us into the dark world of an assassin named Umbria and her quest to kill Death himself. The twin sisters in "Mage Game" are as close as can be, and with their amateur skills, they must fight for the possibility of a better life through a challenge issued by the king. Finally, in "Magic Seeker," a princess' compassion and mysterious aunt help her to find a sorceress who might be able to save her realm.

Cherie Reich has created a rich and wonderful fantasy world with Foxwick. The people, land, and creatures are fascinating. I love how she links a few stories together, and how this collection intricately weaves with the stories in Flashes of Foxwick. Yet these can very much be enjoyed as stand-alone stories. There's never a dull moment, and each story has its own undeniable source of tension that will insure you don't stop reading. Cherie's writing is natural, poetic, and fluid, and reminds me very much of Juilet Marillier's books.

My favorite story of the bunch is "Lady Death." It begins with a sword fight and a plea to save the King's wife and child. The only way to save the woman and baby who are beyond any mortal's help is to kill Death. Umbria, the assassin and King's sister, cannot refuse him. She travels to the Shadowlands and faces the ghosts of loved ones before she meets Death himself. There's a lot of intensity and emotion packed into this short story, and I found myself holding my breath near the end. I had no idea what was going to happen. No one can kill Death, right? You'll have to read it to find out Cherie's clever twist.

I highly recommend Women of Foxwick for those of you who love fantasy, and for excellently written strong heroines.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Aubrie Dionne on June 25, 2012 :
Excellent word building and charming story telling create a fantastical atmosphere that will transport you to another world.

Women of Foxwick chronicles all of the powerful and clever woman living in Foxwick from the rulers down to the peasants and minstrels. Each tale works on its own, but they also tie together nicely to weave a tapestry of a well imagined world. Lady Bard is one of my personal favorites, telling a story about a lute player that must save the prince with her music to stay alive. Lady Death is a much darker quest story that really pulls on your heartstrings. Mage Game reminded me of a fantasy version of the Hunger Games- very neat and fun to read!

Each story features a strong female protagonist and gives you a window into the Foxwick world.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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