Leximandra Reports, and other tales

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In this four-story anthology, Mr Pitren Warvel makes a mess of his sorcery; a young reporter pursues Lady Evastany Glostrum for an interview; Rikbeek the gwaystrel encounters a spy; and the Sanfaer family develop a new approach to keeping poultry. More
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About Charlotte E. English

Born and raised in England, Charlotte now lives in the Netherlands with her partner and two cats. She is an avid reader of fantasy and science fiction and has been writing stories and scripts in the genre since her teenage years.

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Review by: C.C. on Oct. 12, 2013 : star star star star star
4.5

*Book source ~ Many thanks to the author for providing a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

This anthology is set in the world of Draykon and includes:
Mr.Warvel’s Red Cloak
Leximandra Reports
Rikbeek Earns His Keep
Sigwide and the Broken Birds

I haven’t yet read Book 1 in the Draykon series, titled Draykon, though I do have it in my review queue. After reading this fantasy anthology I can tell you I can’t wait to dive right in! Each story is short, told from various viewpoints and all four can be read in a relatively short period of time. The writing is wonderful, the world is fascinating and the characters are very, very interesting. These four shorts have only whet my appetite and I want more, more, more.
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Review by: Rachel Cotterill on April 30, 2012 : star star star star
This is a collection of four short stories set in the Draykon world. I found them to be charming and often funny vignettes, featuring characters I've already come to love through reading Draykon and Lokant. These stories take place before the events of Draykon, and all the characterisation feels completely consistent. It really is a short collection - I polished it off in one short evening - but well worth a read. I particularly loved the starring roles of the animal characters in the last two stories; very sweet.

If you haven't already delved into the series, I can imagine these tales would give a good taster, and there's a chunky sample of Draykon for good measure. While for those of us who are already fans, it's a nice filler between full-length books.
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Review by: Ali English on Dec. 02, 2011 : star star star star star
Four short stories by up and coming indie writer Charlotte English, each featuring characters from the main series which starts with 'Draykon'. These are beautifully written, bite sized stories that are laugh out loud funny in places - you can really empathise with Leximandra as she tries to balance out making a living with being able to look at herself in the mirror. Rikbeek the gwaystrel is just funny (and bad tempered) and Sigwide and the clockwork chickens are hilarious! Tren and his slight magical mishap are equally amusing and hint at some of the story to come in Draykon itself. Last but certainly not least - you get a free sample of the first main book in the trilogy! Seriously - if you love fantasy with solid craftmanship, beautiful writing, clever plotlines, fascinating characters and the sort of storyline that sucks you in, then you will love 'Draykon' and 'Leximandra Reports'.
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