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Driven by his dreams, Asa will stop at nothing to find Tanja Duhr again: he will leave home, disappoint his parents, cross the wastelands, and, somewhere, find the courage to tell her who he is, and how she loved him, once.
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ebook, 38 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Tor Books (first published September 29th 2010)
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Olga Godim
Oct 22, 2014 Olga Godim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-scifi
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This short fantasy story is a love story and it is sad. It talks about rebirth and the love that transcends death. It talks about dreams overlapping with reality. It talks about the courage to be true to oneself. “Cowardly poets do not thrive,” said one of the characters, and the line could serve as the epigraph to this story.
It might seem like too many heavy topics for one short story, but the author interweaves them with ama
Dec 17, 2016 Chris rated it really liked it
“A poet must choose the spaces between words as skillfully as they chose the words themselves.” - Beth Bernobich

Wish there were more conversations about Anna and Adele's life together. would like to know more about Adele's life as a warrior and Anja's experiences as a Court poet.
Apr 10, 2011 Estara rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: lovers of romance and fantasy.
Shelves: read-in-2010
A very strong short story about memories, rebirth, love and choice. I read and downloaded the epub at last year when it was still free. As far as I know you can still read the story for free at, too.
Feb 15, 2013 Kimikimi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tor-com
Another short story

This one is like bitter sweet chocolate. It reminds me of Dan Savages "boy scout rule" of May December romances. I'd like to read the books this story comes from.
This is a nice, small fantasy story from an imaginative land. A sweet and emotional tale past lives and reincarnations.
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Beautifully written, but the plot just wasn't for me
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