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Review for Boy with No Name Only
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on April 3, 2022
This review is JUST for Boy with No Name by KA Wiggins. I received a copy of this short story through Story Origin and I haven't read the rest of the anthology.
The world that Wiggins created certainly looks interesting. Not having read their other work, it definitely had me intrigued. The dynamics of the people in power, plus how the world was split up, also very intriguing. It had me interested enough to want to read the story this spawned from.
The short story itself, though, was trying to do a bit too much all at once. I had a very hard time keeping track of the plot and who was doing what where. There was a lot of expositionary flashbacks that kept ripping me out of the current plot, which alone was really hard to follow. It felt like I was being bombarded by a lot of information with not enough room to explore it. By the end of the story, my head was spinning.
Again, with that being said, I'm still interested enough in BLIND THE EYES, the first story in this series, that I'd like to read it. I don't think this short was the author's best showing, but I think she's on to something with this world and the magic and the characters, so I'd like to see where she goes with it.