This is a hard one to review. Many short stories by various authors, with the same theme of the clockwork dragon. Some sad, some happy, some humans, some fairies and some mer-people. I loved some, liked some and some were just ok. So I guess is I average them all out, I can give a solid 3 stars. It was a fun read. It gave me taste of the styles of the different authors. I had only read work by one of them before. It’s a good place to start, before buying full length books. Can recommend this book for teens and up. As of today, it is free on amazon for the kindle version.
Book three of the Weald Fae Journals continues with the story of Maggie O’Shea. I just love these books. I just finished this one and felt like I just got off of the worlds longest roller coaster ride! The ups, downs, twists and turns keep you rooted in your seat. Christopher Shields understands teenagers and loyalty, a gripping storyline and fun characters. I will continue reading them as quick as he can pump them out. Each book maintains the drive and the plot without losing any of it’s momentum as so many series can do. I give this book a solid five stars. YA and older fantasy lovers will enjoy this one.
The Changeling by Christopher Shields is the second book in the Weald Fae Journals. A fantasy/fairytale. I loved the first book, The Steward and this one is just as good. A book filled with Fae (fairies) and set in the mountains of Arkansas, it is every fairytale lover’s dream. Maggie O’Shea, the main character is a strong feminine character that will do anything to protect her family and friends from the evil fae. As the title states, there is a changeling in book two. Maggie desperately tries to save her little brother, Mitch, while the changeling takes his place in their lives. A great read! I give this book 5+ stars. My only disappointment is that the third book isn’t finished yet. Good for ages 13 and up.