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Red Slippers: More Tales of Mithgar
by Dennis L. McKiernan

Category: Fiction / Fantasy
377 pages; ISBN: 0451459768

Rating: 9/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner

Review

Red Slippers: More Tales of Mithgar
Dennis L. McKiernan
Roc, May 2004, $24.95, 377 pp.
ISBN: 0451459768

In Port Arbalin, known as the major trading town on the Avagon Sea, is a lesser recognized brothel the Red Slipper frequented by the eleven members of the ship Eroean when not at sea. Here the eleven, dwarves and other adventurers meet for R&R sharing daring do from their past.

The twelve terrific tales that tie together as the Return to Mithgar share in common keen intricate philosophical undertones that lead the reader to ponder the meaning of civilization and a host of negative isms that detract from society. The tales employ different techniques to get the cerebral message across to the reader. Some use trauma and tragedy while others employ humor and satire. Though the heroic and the malevolent may seem stereotypical fantasy musings, Dennis L. McKiernan furbishes a powerful anthology that will leave a grateful audience wanting to share more pints with the crew of the Eroean.

Harriet Klausner

 

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