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The Dry Season

(The Lost Fields #0.5)

4.72  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Before the rains fell, the skies were dry.

Jamisen Malstrom is the oldest of the three Malstrom sisters, and a fierce protector of her family and her kingdom of Hail. When all are threatened by an ambitious prince of a neighboring kingdom, Jamisen will stop at nothing to ensure their safety.

THE DRY SEASON is a prequel short story in The Lost Fields series by Cassidy Taylo
Published 2017
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This was a well-written, tragic, short but brilliant story of a family of women doing what they can to keep their kingdom alive. It's a prequel story, and while the first book doesn't seem to have the same main characters, it definitely convinced me to put When Rains Fall on my TBR.
Whitney McGruder
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read this first before When Rains Fall. It's a super quick read—it probably took me twenty minutes to finish. It's a quick story from Jamisen Malstrom's point of view. I really liked this choice.

As for whether or not it's helpful, the full novel is written in a way that whether you read the prequel, and regardless of when you read it, it won't tamper with the experience. Since I read the prequel first (as was probably intended), I had a better handle of the story's history and how certain cha
Jack Keener
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I first read this story as part of an anthology and it was by far one of the strongest stories. The character are well developed and the world they live in vivid. As far as genre, this is low fantasy. No elves or mystical monsters, but there is magic. As for connection to the story that follows, the best part about this prequel is that is is mostly self contained. You don't need to read this one to enjoy the other. However, the implications of the events in this story have big impacts on shaping ...more
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was just a short novel, a sort of prequel to the series the Lost Fields but it gave a real taste for the story to come and it made me want to read on. Jamieson the eldest of three sisters was willing to risk everything to keep her country safe, she was daring and very courageous but also loyal to a fault. She should have been chosen to be the queen after her father's death but instead her young sister was and now she was dying from a deadly illness and the country risked being overtaken by ...more
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Absolutely loved this little prequel, Jamison is such a strong character and my heart physically hurt for her, the position she's been forced into and the responsibilities she had to shoulder.
Taylor does a fantastic job of setting the scene for the coming series, introducing you to a whole new world, it's courts and their characters- plus, I love a book with a map!
I really hope to see the Malstrom sisters again in the first book of the series When Rains Fall!

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May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced copy and I enjoyed it so much that I want to review
Finally the rains come and then the Prince start to do things which goes against what she believes. She will do everything to stop him. See if she can do it
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I always want more with short stories! I will say since I read when Rains Fall I understood the characters and the storyline. This gave insight to the events that were referenced in the book so it was a nice to have some of the details.
Quilting Tangent
May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Who will rule? Interesting beginning to a series. Kingdoms on the edge of war.
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I nice little intro into the series. Sets up the story and world in a way that has me anxious to read book 1!
Donamarie Fournier
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great start to the series. Left me wanting more.
Kaila DiPetrillo
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful introduction to this new series! If I had one complaint it would be that I need more, and right now. I cannot wait to continue the Malstrom story in When Fain Falls
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I’m Cassidy Taylor, and I write, mostly young adult fiction. I studied English and Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It was there that I found my niche in children’s literature, and won the Bill Hooks Award for Young Adult Fiction in 2007. I live in beautiful North Carolina with two kids, two dogs, and one cat who thinks he’s a dog.

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