Five tales of fantasy from five new writers.

In The Bear-Trap Grave, Brent A. Harris examines the meaning of friendship for people isolated from civilization in a story from the edges of a fantasy realm.

True story, by Alei Kotdaishura, examines how often the ‘official’ version of an fantasy tale rarely has any similarity with the… true story.

Matthew Harvey brings a traditional fantasy story in the form of Battle at Veldhaven, a real treat of the genre.

Silver Horn by Ricardo Victoria is a more comedic take on the traditional heroic quest as a young man discovers more about his own past while taking on his epic journey.

In A Taste for Battle, Leo McBride uncovers the aftermath of a drunken rant by a charming rogue that ends with him and his friend in a rough spot against an invading army.

This was a quick, fun read. I thoroughly enjoyed each short story within the pages of this anthology. The authors, though different in their approach and style, ‘worked’ together as a whole. Though fantasy in nature, some of the stories were laced with just enough humor to engage the readers and make for a pleasant time. Heck, one of the stories really reminded me of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams…only fantasy, not Sci-Fi.
As the first offering from Inklings Press, I’d say they did a great job and I look forward to more from these talented authors. Highly recommended.
4.5 of 5 Stars (Rounds to 5)