I’m very excited to be reviewing Saints & Curses by Alexis Lantgen today! Let me know in the comments what you think!
Special thanks to Alexis for providing a copy of her book in exchange for an honest review.
Explore worlds of light and dark, where magical whimsy and grim tidings alike are painted across the tapestry of human experience.
Indulge in tales of the fantastical where enchantments are bought and sold at the local corner store, your morning latte gives you special abilities, and you might just adopt a murderous, vampiric cat. Your child might be stolen away in the night and replaced with an ancient, evil creature of the fae, waves of plague-ridden vermin consume everything, and only a saint could hope to turn the tide.
These stories and more await you, if you dare to turn the page…
I’m personally a huge fan of short stories when they are done well. I find authors abilities to create a gripping story in such a short amount of time awe-inspiring. This is what I found in Alexis Lantgen’s Saints and Curses. An eclectic mix of magical stories that explore many different topics. Some humorous, some poignant, some exploring historical settings and some horror. The one thing all of these stories have in common? Beautiful settings, gripping plots, and believable characters.
It’s hard for me to pick a favorite, but I think I might pick Lost Cat. I’ve never quite a read a story like it, and it’s still sitting with me because of its ambiguous ending. There were SO many great stories in this collection though, and there are many more that I loved.
If you enjoy short stories, you’re going to love Saints and Curses. I highly recommend checking it out!
Alexis is a writer, teacher, and classical musician. She loves Renaissance Faires and all things science fiction and fantasy. Her short stories have appeared in Kzine, Gallery of Curiosities, Phantaxis, Red Sun Magazine, and Swords and Sorcery Magazine. Her nonfiction articles have appeared in Renaissance Magazine. She lives with her husband, her spirited six-year-old daughter, her toddler son, and two very patient cats in Texas.
Let me know what you think!