Calculated Magic – Stories of Lorst


Suzanna Linton has written a beautiful drama with a stunning cover!

For a 51-page book, there are a lot of twists and turns as the story unfolds. The characters are colorful and the plot moves at a reasonable pace. It’s about the adventures of a wizard and his apprentice and their determination to save a special flying creature. There’s a fair amount of suspense that kept my attention, and the dialogue between the characters often created even more suspense. I appreciate a book with a steady moving plot.

Linton’s world-building ability is amazing. She describes every element, from the movement of clothing to the spark of magic in the wizard’s mind, in precise detail. I could clearly place myself in each scene as the settings unfolded in chronological order.

I give this book 4 stars for two reasons:

  1. There were two typos in the book.
  2. I wanted to know more about how the wizard’s magic actually worked, not just when it worked.

Other than that, Linton’s short fiction is well-crafted.

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