Eve’s Alexandria reviews Twenty Epics

Twenty EpicsEve’s Alexandria reviewed Twenty Epics and includes favorable comments about my story “Bound Man.” Here’s a snippet of the section about “Bound Man.”

Other stories do in fact meet many of the criteria listed in my opening paragraph. Mary Robinette Kowal’s ‘Bound Man’ – one of the longer pieces in the anthology – goes for an epic scale in both space and time, having her warrior heroine Li Reiko summoned across the ages, by means of a magical Sword, to aid a beleaguered village community in a harsh northern land. Both Li Reiko’s sophisticated Japan-esque homeland and the Viking-era Iceland analogue to which she travels are nicely evoked – and the heightened, the-fate-of-all-depends-on-this register of epic is captured well:

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