Monday, June 25, 2012
Women of Foxwick by Cherie Reich
I'm so excited to welcome my critique partner, Cherie Reich to my blog today. She has a new release about strong female women in a magical kingdom. I helped critique this, and I'm so excited to share it with you today.
Here is the blurb:
A Fantasy Short Story Collection
Follow five women from Foxwick in this five-story fantasy collection.
A bard will lose her head, if she doesn't find the correct notes. A dragon seer must decide whether to betray her dragons or her fair kingdom. An assassin will journey to the Shadowlands to destroy Death. Twins are selected for the Mage Game, and a princess will journey to Valdale in search of the sorceress who can save Foxwick.
And my review:
Excellent word building and charming story telling create a fantastical atmosphere that will transport you to another world.
Women of Foxwick chronicles all of the powerful and clever woman living in Foxwick from the rulers down to the peasants and minstrels. Each tale works on its own, but they also tie together nicely to weave a tapestry of a well imagined world. Lady Bard is one of my personal favorites, telling a story about a lute player that must save the prince with her music to stay alive. Lady Death is a much darker quest story that really pulls on your heartstrings. Mage Game reminded me of a fantasy version of the Hunger Games- very neat and fun to read!
Each story features a strong female protagonist and gives you a window into the Foxwick world.
About the author:
Cherie Reich is a writer, freelance editor and library assistant. She typically writes horror, fantasy, and mysteries, but she enjoys other genres. Her short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies, and her e-book Once Upon a December Nightmare was published in August 2010 by Wild Child Publishing. She is a member of the Virginia Writers Club and Valley Writers. She was the third place winner in Roanoke Valley's BIG READ writing contest. When she isn't writing short stories, flash fiction, and blogging, she's working on her three work-in-progress novels.