Strong language: None
Violence: Some, comic
Sexual content: Negligible
I received a copy of this anthology from the author in return for an unbiased review.
This is a short anthology of two stories, but it is big on character.
A Fairy Tail
This was a short tale that jumped straight into the action. A knight watches the Princess he failed to gain the love of in a competition, and becomes harassed once more by the shape changer who hampered his effort to get her. The language was over the top in a hilarious way, full of sarcasm and wit and had me grinning at the unfortunate pair. The plot made me laugh as it went back over the many pitfalls (sometimes literally) that happened during the competition, as well as their haphazard adventure in the present to right what they deemed wrong.
I love the twist, I didn’t see it coming at all .
Out of the Bag
This was a very short story, almost flash fiction, which while funny left me feeling like I haven’t fully connected before the story finished. It did make me smile however, and I knew something funny was coming which didn’t disappoint.
There is also an excerpt in the book from another book called “The Cats Guide to Human Behaviour”. This read Almost as a short story of its own, telling about the pitfalls of being a Cat when your owner is rude enough to bring another human into your living space! Having seen what was done in the short excerpt, I reckon the book would also be a good laugh.
This book was a short, one sitting read. It had me grinning and laughing, an easy read for when you don’t have much time—but I wouldn’t recommend reading it while commuting unless you want people to consider you a laughing fool! For me the humour was perfect, it resonated with the kind of people I’d grown up with; slightly crazy, but great to be around!
I give this book a 4.5 stars adjusted to a 4 for reviewing sites
(review of free book)