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All fires eventually burn out. But occasionally, passion reignites the flame and the Phoenix soars once more.

The Flight of the Phoenix brings together seven authors with their individual short stories around the central theme of hope and rebirth from smoldering ashes. Wonder at this transmutation as these authors explore a dragon’s selfish quest for vengeance, the discove
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Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Published July 16th 2015 by Siygrah Books
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Carmen
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
The reviewer was given an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this anthology in return for an honest review.

South African indie authors are at it again and another gem of an anthology has just been released. Firmly set in fantasy, the seven authors have taken one common theme and have woven their magic into it, producing this very entertaining read. The Phoenix anthology will satisfy readers who enjoy fantasy, escapism, action, humour and even sheer horror. So, if you’re not a fan of any of the above,
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Natalie Rivener
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
A prime example of South African talent!
Tarina Els
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
High quality writing coupled with fresh ideas made for a spell-binding read!
Vittorio
Jul 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Extinction. Naivety. Sausages. Giants. Tattoos. Rebirth. Wings. Water. Hope. Vigilance. Flight. Abduction. Saviour. Finality. Obsession. Devotion. Peace. Love...

...are all thoughts you may find in here.

As with any journey worth taking, turn the page, open the door and take flight.
Christine
I absolutely love the concept of this anthology. It is a brilliant way for South Africa authors to get their names out there, to collaborate, to share feedback and to have something to show for their efforts at the end of the day. These stories, as I understand it, are largely by first-time authors and writers looking for a break. They have certainly put together interesting and in some cases gripping tales. Some tales shone brighter than the others (Gargoyles and Draca are my personal favourite ...more
Minki Pool
Some of the stories in this anthology weren't altogether great, and would have benefited from another few rounds of beta reading and editing. Others were simply fantastic, and while most stopped short of being thought-provoking, I feel this was a great effort and an entertaining read.

Special mention to my favourites:

The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo by Ryhen E Knight - a bit of excellent fantasy humour that reminds strongly of authors like Terry Pratchett or Neil Gaiman.

Ifrit by Caldon Mull - a m
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Rob McShane
Sep 16, 2015 rated it liked it
A thoroughly enjoyable collection of seven short stories - four of which I found to be excellent stories that drew me in, kept me in and left me with delicious feelings that lingered longer than the story's end; feelings of more than just reading words: the feelings of experience. What a ride! ...more
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