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on Sep. 14, 2011 :
I loved it! Great, compact, sniper/war story, with a little comrade rivalry gone bad and just the right touch of gnoll-and-power-armor to make my fantasy loving heart happy.
Nastos' whole cloth steam-powered fantasy world of AegisSteel was really cool, and I could tell there is a lot more where this came from. Can't wait to read it!
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Aug. 12, 2011 :
The Old Sergeant is a wonderful fantasy short story. It takes place in a foxhole where a crusty old sergeant and his younger, better-looking superior officer are on a watch. The two of them couldn’t be more different in every way, which creates some terrific tension. Broderick Longbarrel is a battle-hardened war veteran, while Jakobus Gwilt is young, soft, and wealthy. Add some racial tension and you’ve got quite a story.
Mr. Nastos’s descriptive prose is lovely and he does some nice world-building, especially considering that this is a short story. The characters are well-developed and the old sergeant himself is quite endearing. I highly recommend this story, along with Mr. Nastos’s other story “Cora and the Clockwork Men.”
(reviewed within a week of purchase)