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Honored in the Rainbow Awards, Dusk Peterson writes historical speculative fiction with diverse characters: historical fantasy, alternate history, and retrofuture science fiction. Friendship, romantic friendship, and romance often occur in the stories. Visit duskpeterson.com for e-books and free fiction.
Dusk Peterson also runs Historicalfic: Historical Research for Fiction Writers (historicalfic.com). A resident of Maryland, Mx. Peterson lives with an apprentice and several thousand books.
on Aug. 20, 2012 :
Quite good stories and I am eager to read the next one. Despite the length of this collection, this is definitely not a series that's complete, and there are a lot of questions yet to be answered!
(reviewed 17 days after purchase)
C S McClellan
on July 03, 2011 :
Even in Dusk Peterson’s darkest stories there is hope and, when it’s needed, redemption. Characters betray their own vows, are betrayed by those closest to them, and make tragic sacrifices. The ending of their stories is always, if not happy, resolved with a feeling of rightness and inevitability.
Hovering over all the stories is the mysterious figure of the Jackal god, who may be a myth, a real god, or a man in the guise of a god. Whichever he is, his demands are real and, often harsh. His greatest power is in the land of Koretia, but even the godless rule-bound Emorians can’t escape his influence.
These are powerful stories, beautifully written, with characters who will linger in your memory.
(reviewed 80 days after purchase)