Hey, writers and readers!
It’s not a good month without an indie novel or two. Today I’ll be reviewing Free Women of the Wild: A Magical Tribute to the Brave-A Short Story Collection hosted by the Otherworld Community. This collection was written by quite a few amazing female authors and I can’t wait to tell you about their amazing work.
Check out the review below. I’ll be sharing some thoughts about what I love about this book and why it’s a good read for you.
Rating: 5 stars
The Otherworld debuts its second anthology edition with an empowering tribute to women.
talented authors feature a unique short story that honors women’s
strength, bravery, inner and outer beauty. As this story collection
centers around strong female characters, you will be immersed in:
post-apocalyptic societies, where one woman is outcasted for her lack of
magic; strange jungles where a woman survives the brink of extinction; a
fae world where one girl discovers the power of sacrifice and love; a
winged Goddess aiming to protect her people during brutal unrest; and so
Magic, betrayal and pride are a common theme in these inspiring stories. Are you ready to meet some truly amazing women?
- THE PRICE OF KINDNESS by Tamara Rokicki
- THE RITE by Celeste Thrower
- SPIRIT BOUND by Andria Porter
- RAY OF HOPE by Erin Casey
- LIGHT THE FIRE by Audrey Hughey
- ASCENSION by Celeste Thrower
- MAY YOUR BONES REMEMBER by Taryn Noelle Kloeden
- THE CLOAK OF RAGS by Cora Baker
- BEAN AN EICH-UISGE by Taryn Noelle Kloeden
- THE SANDMAGE by J. McCarthy
What I Enjoyed
Each fantasy short story is unique, tightly written, and very interesting. I was immediately invested in each main character and I was ready to read all of these in the long novel version. And many of them are written like the story could keep going!
I liked the wide spectrum of female characters and the types of strengths they exhibit. We get a whole line of women of various ages, shapes, sizes, and experiences and I couldn’t help but connect with each of them.
My Final Thoughts
This collection is truly a celebration of women—fiction and real women alike. I’d highly recommend these short stories to readers who are looking for a quick but enjoyable read.
I hope I shared enough to still pique your curiosity without
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