Sometimes death is only the beginning... Even after the bad day she's had, Cassy is still surprised to find herself shot, an innocent bystander in a drive by shooting. Bleeding to death in an empty parking lot, she knows she is … see full wiki
Part of the Immortal Echoes series, Forgotten Echo by Jen Wylie is a delightful short story telling the mysterious tale of Cassy who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time during a drive-by shooting. Just how right or wrong her timing is takes a whole novella to learn, and the author uses that space to create a fascinating universe, peopled with factions and laws that are still only hinted, still waiting with so much to learn, after a very satisfying read and enjoyable adventure. If you’re thinking “ghost story,” then think again. Jen Wylie’s writing is much more imaginative. Cassy narrates her experience with delightfully everyday concerns—torn clothes, mess that doesn’t wash out—and an eagerness to learn that keeps the reader turning pages and wondering. Echoes? You’ll have to read to find out what they are. Suffice it to say, poor Cassy makes a vital decision in those moments when life might run before her eyes, and the consequences leave her in a place she might never have expected. Trapped and free, she seeks a friend and answers and finds more. The author’s richly imagined mythology has certainly drawn me in. I hope I might get to read more of this series—scif-fi fantasy, original, intriguing, and very convincingly told, with good and evil both just out of reach as complex mysteries weave their webs.
Disclosure: I was given a free ecopy of this novella by the author with a request for an honest review.
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