Sunday, November 26, 2006

The Shape-Changer's Wife

By Sharon Shinn.

I thought this was much better than The Safe-Keeper's Secret*, which I read before this one arrived.

I want to say this story is like a vignette but I'm not sure I know what that means. It has very few (about three) important characters in it and pretty much concerns itself with the interactions between them over maybe half a year. The fantasy concepts may have been trite, nothing out of the usual, but this short book (novella?) is really more about the characters. I found the ending (and the epilogue) quite touching.

Recommended. It's a fairly short story that shouldn't take long to finish, and I think the relationships and characters make it worth reading.

* I have not posted about The Safe-Keeper's Secret and probably won't; I found it pretty boring, having correctly guessed the secret maybe 30 pages into the book, and not worth recommending.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I liked this one, too. It's worth reading again. Haven't seen The Safekeeper's Secret, but I do plan to read it.