Eye of Flame and Other Fantasies
by Pamela Sargent
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
233 pages; ISBN: 1594140642
Rating: 9/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner
This collection from the award winning Pamela Sargent consists of eight shorts and the title longer tale that were in various publications. The tales include one from the mid 1970s, four from the 1980s, and four from the 1990s. Each story in spite of its relative size brings out a sense of place even those that are extremely few in pages so that the reader believes they are in this locale at that time. Regardless of when a contribution was written, the traits of the key protagonist(s) are also clearly defined making most of them seem very real yet purposely displaced in their environs in a Twilight Zone like manner.
The stories are all well written especially the almost novella sized Eye of the Flame. Fans of the author will appreciate the work being inside one book while newcomers will gain a taste of the author’s ability to place a fantasy story inside a Twilight Zone like realm.
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