Memoirs of a Sorcerer

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Ilthan has been wronged, and he intends to take back what is his. (Short Story) More
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Published: Oct. 23, 2013
Words: 2,740
Language: English
ISBN: 9781310753466
About Lana Axe

Lana Axe lives in the Missouri countryside surrounded by dogs, cats, birds and reptiles. She spends most of her free time daydreaming about elves, magic, and far-away lands.

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Review by: Erica Lane on Nov. 30, 2013 : star star star star star
It's rare to see a story from the villain's point of view, but here it is very well done. It's interesting to get his perspective on things and understand why he is so bent on revenge. There's plenty of action in this very short story. I would enjoy knowing more about this character and seeing how his story unfolds later in his life.
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Review by: Robert Zimmermann on Nov. 23, 2013 : star star
My main issue with it was that it felt like the narrator was writing a list of events that happened in his life. With “memoir” in the title, the reader should expect a recollection of a life, but with that normally comes some detail, depth, and story, especially in a fictional memoir.

Due to the over telling and little showing, there wasn’t much room to get into the story. The narrator (the sorcerer from the title) wasn’t a likeable character, but that’s apparent from the start. Normally with that, an author makes other characters easy to sympathize with, to counter the dislike, but I wasn’t able to find that. The other characters were mere mentions and I didn’t feel bad for their failures against the sorcerer. There was one character that was shown to possibly fill the void, but she was short-lived and easily forgotten.

This review is a little lopsided with its “negatives,” but I do feel that, as mentioned above, there’s a bigger story here that this was just more of an outline for. The concept intrigued me. The title alone drew me in. Seeing that this author has a few novels out, I do think I’ll take a look at them. I’d like to see what her ideas can do when allowed to expand and flourish with the room of a novel length piece.
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Review by: CheChoui on Nov. 03, 2013 : star star star star star
In the world of Axe's The Story of River, this is a tale of a sorcerer. I didn't expect the ending, but then again, does a tiger ever really change his stripes?
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