Winter Of The Gods by E.P. Clark #review
Posted by brriske
“So which danger are you, grandmother? Wolves? Snow? Hunger? Or something other?”
“Something other, my dear.”
Classic Russian fairy tales are reimagined in this subversive collection of stories set in the matriarchal world of Zem’. Precursors to the award-winning novels of “The Zemnian Series,” these stories, part fantasy, part literary fiction, present a world where women are powerful rulers, warriors, and workers of magic, but nature is more powerful still. For fans of “The Mists of Avalon” and other female-oriented fantasy, as well as metaphysical/visionary writing.
Short stories are always fun to read! These are interesting and involving. Mystical and mysterious. A world is created that resembles our own and yet does not. Perhaps it resembles the dark underbelly no one will admit exists?
The writer has created a matriarchal society with powers that are both interesting and intimidating at the same time. The characters are well fleshed even for such a limited space. As an independent reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock I had to give four full hearts for the creativity shown by this author. The glimpse into the world of Zem has definitely given me a taste for more!