Month: October 2013

Book Review: Aaron Corwin’s “Brimstone and Marmalade”

Book Review: Aaron Corwin’s “Brimstone and Marmalade”

A free eShort for children (of all ages!) from TOR Books. My Take This was cute, and definitely with a twist for this little girl who only wanted a pony for her birthday…and got a tiny demon instead. It’s the realities of childhood with parents requiring proof of responsibility, their “lies” and how easily children seen through them, the meanness of other children, and how one child lords it over others — psychologically and physically. What frustrated me about this story is that Corwin gives us all these tidbits but never does enlighten us. Was Mathilde plotting something with Ix’Thor? Did she know what his true plans were? What about her parents? What I loved was how very normal it seemed. Everyone has pets which have to be fed, which sometimes escape and must be caught. The “pet” store owner and his concerns. The oohs and aahs of the children. The threats and promises of parents who set responsibility before their children and make the proper care of a pet a contingency for getting what one’s heart truly desires. Do read this one, you can’t help but get a kick out of it! The Story What little girl doesn’t want […]

Posted October 31, 2013 by Kathy Davie in / 0 Comments