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Make Believe by J.A. Belfield
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Make Believe is a delightful anthology of fantasy short stories. The opening tale "Sacrificial Oath" by Terri Rochenski had great emotional build up with a fairy tale ending. Personally, I looked for something more explosive at the end. "The Amulet of Ormisez" by J. Keller Ford has a great plot that is almost lost due to an over abundance of characters. The introduction of the talisman and its effect (no spoiler here) is genius! Read carefully or you may miss something. "Birthright" is a solid story and I really enjoyed the theme and plot. Developing suspense in a short story that carries a reader through to a satisfying end can be difficult but Lynda Young did this quite well. "Petrified" was a most enjoyable read for me. Albeit, the ending was a bit abrupt for my taste. I would love to see the little Wicca in future stories and adventures. Congrats to Kelly Said for a story well told. "Last Winter Red" was a solid cross between fantasy and Sci-Fi for me. Well written by Ms. Jennifer Eaton. I am a guy and like the action versus the love story. "Escort to Insanity" gets my top vote as the all-round story in this Anthology. Author Belfield creates intrigue and suspense while addressing the social lines between cougars(older women) and young lions(oops). I thought the tempo of the story and its drive to the finish offers the reader a rare treat of a complete and fulfilling short story from start to finish. Congrats to all of you who dared to share your writings. We appreciate your efforts and hope that you continue. My last note and request in this review is to ask about any updates on Lochlyn - I would like to know what happens in her next adventure!
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November 28, 2012 – Started Reading
November 28, 2012 – Shelved
November 28, 2012 – Finished Reading

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J. Ford Thank you so much, Rick! Love your review and the 4-star rating!


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