Review – The Violin March 2, 2012Posted by thehypermonkey in 4.5 stars, Fantasy, Short Stories.
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by Peter Birk
The Violin is a free short story offered by the author on his website that gives the reader a taste of what Raouime is like. Raouime is the world in which To Trust The Wolf is set in. My review can be found here.
Sophie wanted to be a witch so badly she taught herself to read. This story is about the disastrous consequences of those actions.
Birk has an engaging style of writing that captured me the moment I started reading the story. The storyline is quite poignant and it had a bittersweet undercurrent. You can feel Sophie’s longing and emotion throughout the story.
There’s a sense of the world without it being overly complicated. The structure of Raouime is laid out for you in gradual steps without over-whelming you. I thought this was expertly done since Raouime is quite layered and complex.
This is a great way to experience a bit of Raouime without committing to the full-length book. Even if you have read the book, this is an excellent stand-alone story that won’t disappoint!