From the very beginning, this is a book with a difference, as it comprises three short stories and a novella. The short stories I found especially enjoyable and ‘The desert song’ was my favourite. I enjoy mystical/science-fiction/ paranormal
only if it is countered by a strong storyline with a realistic base. In this case a young girl embarks on a road trip into the desert and is chased by a skeleton. We never do find out why and I’m guessing that is deliberate on the author’s part
to add to the mystery. I like to think she’s being chased by her own demons.
The other stories and the novella I found to be more mystical and as you read more the magic/supernatural elements become stronger. As a result they appealed to me less
as talking wolves and shape-changers really aren’t my taste. However, I did appreciate the quality of the writing. Carol Holland March has a beautiful lyrical style that is poetic in its quality.
Somehow, even though each story and the novella
show great promise, I personally felt that there was something missing in each of them. For me the stories worked better than the novella and if I were the author, I would be tempted to expand them a little into a collection of short stories.
to say that this collection as it stands is not for me but fans of the genre I’m sure will love it.