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Honored in the Rainbow Awards, Dusk Peterson writes fantasy and science fiction with historical settings, including lgbtq novels. Suspense plays an important role in many of the tales; the conflict in those tales is both external and internal. Peterson's stories are often placed in dark settings, such as prisons or wartime locations. The mood of the stories, however, is not one of unrelieved gloominess: romance, friendship, and faithful service are recurring themes. Visit duskpeterson.com for e-books and free fiction.
on Aug. 20, 2012 :
Quite good stories and I am eager to read the next one. Despite the length of this collection, this is definitely not a series that's complete, and there are a lot of questions yet to be answered!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
C S McClellan
on July 03, 2011 :
Even in Dusk Peterson’s darkest stories there is hope and, when it’s needed, redemption. Characters betray their own vows, are betrayed by those closest to them, and make tragic sacrifices. The ending of their stories is always, if not happy, resolved with a feeling of rightness and inevitability.
Hovering over all the stories is the mysterious figure of the Jackal god, who may be a myth, a real god, or a man in the guise of a god. Whichever he is, his demands are real and, often harsh. His greatest power is in the land of Koretia, but even the godless rule-bound Emorians can’t escape his influence.
These are powerful stories, beautifully written, with characters who will linger in your memory.
(reviewed long after purchase)