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The First Stain by Dakota Rayne
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really liked it

The First Stain is an interesting concept - and one that rings of truth more and more these days. The world is not black and white, but shades of gray. Some grays are darker than others.

This collection of short stories has something for everyone, from fantasy, to war stories, and examinations of the human psyche. Most of all it has grit, it has emotion, and it has some really stellar writing.

Overall, I enjoyed all but two of the many tales in this book, and one was personal preference with regard to writing style more so than content related. The rest of the tales range from very good to fantastic. The order of the stories was also well thought out, with the first lines of the first tale immediately grabbing my attention and dragging me in. I highly recommend this book, and look forward to reading more from all of the authors involved.

Full disclosure, I was given a free copy in exchange for a fair review, but loved the book so much that I bought a paperback for my own collection.
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July 5, 2020 – Shelved

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