A Map and a Story Review

Well, I managed to get a new, revised map of my baby world, Isfet, drawn yesterday and I have the basics of some locations. So, I’m very happy about that. I like how the map looks now.

Moving on to the story review: A few weeks ago, Black Gate posted a novella from Joe Bonadonna titled “The Moonstones of Sor Lunarum.” Staring Dorgo the Dowser, the story deals with Dorgo trying to swindle a pair of murderers out of a thief and some demon spawned moonstones.

On the whole, I rather enjoyed the story. But, the story does have issues with pacing, tangents, and women that does annoy me. The pacing is okay but could be quicker. There are several scenes that could have been condensed or cut. And, the treatment of women in the story is problematic. Although the three female characters are strong, there is a misogynistic tone taken by the protagonist.

 

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Posted on January 10, 2012, in Books and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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