Review: The Magician and the Maid and Other Stories by Christie Yant

The Magician and the Maid

Author: Christie Yant
Released: 2017
Received: Own
Rating: 3 kitty rating

The Magician and the Maid had a lot of potential; the core concept was interesting and pretty solid. It lost me a little bit on the follow through, however. I found myself more attached to the fairy tale versions of the characters, and quite disliking the ‘human’ versions. It made it difficult to wish for a happy ending for them both.

I would have loved more details about the fairy tale side of their worlds, or at least some more stories from it. For example, how did Miles end up with so many different elements from other fairy tales? I know the conclusion is a somewhat obvious one (the same way he captured Audra), but I would have liked to actually see that part of his world developing. Why was he gathering those bits? Was he trying to gain something else instead (either power or access back home?) or did he intend to grab what he did? I don’t know, and I wish I did.

 

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I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try and artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. The facts: My favorite color is constantly changing, so don’t worry about trying to keep up with that! I’m in my 20’s, married, and looking to find the perfect job for me (ideally something that can involve my creativity or my love of animals). I have 6 cats (If we’re being technical, I have 2 cats and my parents have 4), a bearded dragon, a parakeet, and two betas. I adore all of them, and they frequently are my photography models. My blog will primarily be consisting of my 365 (366) photography project, updated daily (hopefully). I’m also working on a 52 weeks project, where I try a new type of photography style or technique each week. That will be updated as the photos are processed.
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