The Blessing of Krozem

Rated 4.50/5 based on 4 reviews
In this fantasy novelette a spirit being called a Troi suggests to the Headman of Greivat Fastness that he might ask the Dreamers for immortality. But when the Headman approaches the aged Shrine Guardian Gilzara with a request for help in summoning the correct Zem, things do not turn out quite as planned. More
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Words: 9,050
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301580675
About Lorinda J Taylor

A former catalogue librarian, Lorinda J. Taylor was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and worked in several different academic libraries before returning to the place of her birth, where she now lives. She has written fantasy and science fiction for years but has only recently begun to publish. Her main goal is to write entertaining and compelling fiction that leaves her readers with something to think about at the end of each story.

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Review by: Nicola McDonagh on July 21, 2015 :
A wonderfully fantastical world is brought to life by the author Lorinda J. Taylor. A rich descriptive narrative evokes a strange world inhabited by mortal humans, and immortal Troils. The reason why the Zem’l made the Troil live forever and not the humans, is steeped in mythology and the dreaming of Zem’l.

This is a very intriguing story about the need to live longer than you should, that kept me reading on. It is quite a philosophical story at the core, as well as being an entertaining fantasy read. Great use of language and interesting names help to place this story in a fantasy world.


A very well-written short read with a deeper, more involved theme to it than most fantasy works I have read. Internal struggle, greed and pathos are all present here. Such universal themes only add to the pleasure of reading this novella. The author has a gift for prose and I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good story beautifully written. Lovely cover illustration by the author too. I would have loved to have seen more of her drawings in the book.
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Review by: Marva Dasef on Jan. 22, 2014 :
This short story from the Termite Writer is a complex book in few words. I've been thinking it reminded me of a famous SF author from way back in the 60's, but I can't think of who it is, so I'll write the review without (alas) the reference to famous writer I wanted to use.

Essentially, this story is a "be careful what you wish for" tale. The usual excellent writing is what I've come to expect from Lorinda Taylor.

Hey, the short is free. It won't be a waste of your time.
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Review by: S Lawrence on Jan. 20, 2014 :
This is another powerful story by Lorinda Taylor, who has shown herself to be a powerful writer. If you're old enough to know what the word "mortality" means, don't expect to come away from this tale unmoved, or unaffected.
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Review by: Chris The Story Reading Ape on Jan. 21, 2013 :
This story is like an onion, it has many layers (imaginative creatures, original names, a clear storyline, a moral, plus more) and may bring tears to your eyes if you put yourself in the place of the Priest Gilzara, his wife Javon and the petitioner Emtash.
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