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on Aug. 07, 2011 :
This was my first experience with Diana Peterfreund's world, and I'm glad I've discovered it. All the tropes of fantasy are in place, but even in this short work Peterfreund manages to impart enough dimension to each to save them from being cardboard set pieces. It is particularly satisfying to see unicorns depicted as though they might be part of a real-world ecosystem and yet imbued with their proper fantasy gravitas.
(reviewed 32 days after purchase)
on Aug. 02, 2011 :
A short story set in the same universe as the killer unicorns in Rampant and Ascendant, Errant is just as awesome as Rampant. I like unicorns; when they’re bad. Luckily, Diana Peterfreund’s unicorns are just the kind of unicorns that I love to read about.
Errant starts off a little confusing as you’re not too sure whats happening, who it’s happening to and why it’s happening but as you read on things become quite a lot clearer and it’s quite an interesting story.
I love Diana’s writing, I’ve read Rampant and a short story in the Zombies Vs Unicorns anthology and her writing was just as superb as in Errant. The words flow and the descriptions are pretty vivid so you can imagine what these unicorns look like immediately.
Another really good thing about Errant is that while it is set in the same universe as Rampant and Ascendant you don't really have to have read them to enjoy the story. You'll be missing a bit of the back story but it works quite well as a little introduction to the universe of the killer unicorns.
I liked both main female characters, they were both really different and I really liked that. The ending was quite surprising as I did not expect it but it was still really good.
Errant is a very short story so it doesn’t take too long to read. I really enjoyed it and if you’re a fan of Diana’s Killer Unicorn series then you’ll definitely love this one as it runs along the same veins. Definitely check it out if you haven’t already.
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)
on July 19, 2011 :
I found this to be a surprisingly entertaining short read. Peterfreund has a clever and yet poetic voice that drew me into this world straight away. I am now interested in seeking out her traditionally-pubbed features.
(reviewed 10 days after purchase)