Glimpses

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A Collection of Nightrunner Short Stories

Lynn Flewelling's Glimpses explores "lost" moments from her popular Nightrunner Series, events alluded to or passed over - Alec's parents and childhood, Seregil's early liaisons in Skala, Seregil and Alec's first night as lovers, how Seregil and Micum Cavish met.

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Published: Sep. 18, 2010
Words: 29,670
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452460956
About Lynn Flewelling

Aside from pondering otters, Lynn Beaulieu was born on October 20, 1958, in Presque Isle, Maine, which--contrary to common assumption--is not an island, or anywhere near the ocean but deep in the North Maine Woods with lots of lakes, mountains, and potato farms. Her mother's people were from the coast, however, and she spent a great deal of time on Frenchman's Bay. She has travelled the world and found no more beautiful or inspiring place.

She received her undergraduate from the University of Maine at Presque Isle, where she majored in English, minored in History, and received a teaching certificate she had no intention of ever using. She married Douglas Flewelling in 1981. Since then, she has studied literature, veterinary medicine, ancient Greek among other things, and worked as a necropsy technician, a house painter, an office worker, a freelance editor, a freelance journalist (Other Writings), and yes, even as a teacher now and then, an instructor of workshops--on creativity and fiction writing. Her article "the Complete Nobody's Guide to Query Letters" has recently been reprinted as a chapter in Moira Allen's excellent book, Writer's Guide to Queries, Pitches & Proposals.

She is available for lectures and workshops. Contact her at: lbflewelling@roadrunner.com.

Her fantasy novels have received worldwide acclaim and currently appear in twelve languages.

Reviews

Review by: Kati Nik on March 17, 2011 : star star star star
3.5 stars. This collection of short - mostly erotic - stories fills some blanks in the "Nightrunner" books. But it's not as good. I don't know, I found some of the stories lacking a bit.

"Misfit" tells the story of Seregil's first sexual relationship in RhĂ­minee and how Seregil became Nysander's pupil. I felt so, so sorry for Seregil in this one. Great story but rather painful to read in places, especially when you know how his apprenticeship ends. 4 stars.

"The Wild" tells the reader about how Alec's parents met. I found it a bit boring. I would like to know why Alec's mother's people wanted to kill him, that's true, but the love story of Amasa and Ireya never interested me much. 2 stars.

"By the River" tells us how Seregil and Micum met. Cute little story. 3 stars.

"The Bond" depicts Alec and Seregil's first night together. Unfortunately, a good half of the story is a word-for-word copy of what happened in "Stalking Darkness". 3 stars.

"The Summer Players" is an excerpt from the upcoming "Nightrunner" book that should come out in 2011. I definitely wanted to read more! 5 stars.

All in all, I expected more but liked it nonetheless. Though I don't think the anthology would have much to say to somebody who hadn't read the "Nightrunner" books first.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jessica Branthwaite on Jan. 11, 2011 : star star star star star
Loved it! I only wish there were more stories to enjoy. The inclusion of fan art was was sweet.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: cate99 on Nov. 05, 2010 : star star
Let me start by saying how much I love Lynn Flewelling's books: a frickin' lot! But this? This was just not so good. It seems like she essentially decided to write her own fanfiction. Most of the stories are just an excuse to have the sex scenes that she left out of her books. And the sex scenes are rather mechanical and awkward.

I admit, I hoped for better from something I paid for.

Still a huge fan, and still looking eagerly forward to the next novel! I just wish this had been different.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Owraithe Rex on Oct. 31, 2010 : star star star star star
It was a darling little book and a wonderful visit back into the Nightrunner world. Having read White Road earlier on this year I was saddened to think we'd have to wait a couple years for the next installment but this was a brilliant in-betweener! The tasteful sex scenes didn't hurt either!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jane Edwards on Oct. 28, 2010 : star star star star star
I loved this book, all the little background stories of the characters we have come to love. It is wonderful to read the only thing is to short!!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Neko Hoshino on Oct. 11, 2010 : star star star star star
Woderful little book! I loved all of the little stories, revisiting "old friends" from Mrs Flewelling's Nightrunner books and shedding some light (but not revealing everything) about their pasts. The erotic scenes ver very tasteful written.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Monika De Giorgi on Sep. 22, 2010 : star star star star star
Bought the book yesterday, and it is a real Page-Turner (can one call an E-book Page-Turner?). A Must-Have for every Fan of the Nightrunner Series. I loved it, to get to know, more of the past, of beloved Characters and have only one complaint: The Book is too Short. ;) More about Alec and Seregil. Please. Next year, is too far away, esp. after one read the excerpt of the next Nightrunner book, which closes "Glimpses".
(Sorry for my spelling mistakes, I'm not a native Speaker (or here: Writer).
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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