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.

 

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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