Rating – 4.5 stars
Genre: Fantasy with strands of mystery and adventure.
Fell’s Hollow: a refuge for the unscrupulous and home of some nasty creatures.
The first short in this set tells the story of Chibb – a young boy new to the sea who’s already found time to break the first rule of his ship: ‘Don’t get friendly with the captain’. As strange as this may seem, I loved the foreword to this story, a semi-fantastical background which I couldn’t quite decide was real or not.
On the whole it was well-written, imaginative, and short enough to finish in one sitting. A warning however; it does end on a cliffhanger, but then for serialised work that’s almost to be expected and this first piece shows great potential for a set of serialised short stories some of which are already available: