Monday, January 07, 2013

Legacy Lost, by Anna Banks

What just happened?  That was not the ending I expected….  I downloaded Legacy Lost as part of the The Fierce Reads Anthology (available to read online here).  It is a collection of free short stories from “up and coming” Young Adult authors.  The short story collection is likely designed to lure in new readers by giving us a sample of the authors’ work.  So far, it’s worked.  I now find myself really wanting to read Of Poseidon.  The first story in the anthology is Legacy Lost, by Anna Banks.  The story takes place in the world of Banks’ novel Of Poseidon.  Legacy Lost began to build a world of mermaids (the Syrena).  It weaves in the details of their underwater life, while creating a tragic love story.  Even in a short story, Banks let me see the underwater world where the Syrena live.  She built a mythology and a history for these people.  Legacy Lost is a short adventure tale.  It has love, loss, tension and violence.  I look forward to reading more by Banks.

Short Story Monday is hosted by John Mutford at The Book Mine Set.

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