Brian is in his
squalid apartment, worrying about the future, when he gets an
unexpected phone call. His old lover, Roger, who has become a
huge rock star, is on the line. With his life spiraling out
of control, can Roger’s call be anything but an ending?
Listen was my favorite out of the three stories.
Brian is a truly desperate man, sad and broken but determined
to hold on to his pride. Roger is a rather larger-than-life
character—he’s a rock star, kind, funny, and a knight in
shining armor type of guy. Despite the completely unrealistic
nature of the story, the shameless romantic in me loved the
is placing probes to observe animals on a planet called
Sferkkaa when his ship crashes. After he wanders through the
jungle for days, lost and hungry, he is captured by Colonel
Tiffannakha (Tiff) CZimmcocious. He is given two choices: die
in space or live out his life on Sferkkaa. Will he be able to
adjust to life on an unfamiliar planet?
There was an interesting futuristic tale. Sebastian,
the narrator, is amusing at times and surprisingly adaptable.
Tiff is physically strong despite his small stature, yet
mentally scarred by his experiences in a war. These two very
different characters made a fascinating couple, and I would
like to read more about them.
bookbinder and teacher Vyllis loses his lover, Senrith, and
his home in a short period of time. He is grateful when Baron
Arranis asks him to be a live-in tutor for his children.
Still, things aren’t what they seem. Will Vyllis’s new home
prove to be a haven or a prison?
of Crows is a historical/fantasy story. Vyllis is a
man who has lost everything and is willing to take whatever
opportunities come to him without looking at them too
closely. A few times I lost patience with him and his
stubborn refusal to see the truth. Arranis is a truly
menacing character, alternating between kindness and coldness
with ease. The premise of this story is definitely a good
one, but it was my least favorite of the three stories. I
don’t want to spoil the ending for anyone, so I won’t say too
much, but I will say that the story left me feeling a bit
sad. The dark, melancholy tone and bittersweet edge kept me
from truly enjoying this one.
Saves the Day delivers a variety of stories from
wildly different times and places. Alyx Shaw’s versatility
definitely shows here. If you’re in the mood to try a new
author or put a little variety into your reading diet,
Love Saves the Day is a good choice.