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Five Single Serve Fantasy | #WyrdandWonder

Sometimes there isn’t always time to sit down and crack open a tome of fantasy. Sometimes there isn’t even time for a medium sized book. So how awesome is it that there are bite sized and single serve books. Fantasy books to read in an hour or less. Which is what we are giving you a top 5 for on this Wyrd and Wonder Sunday.

The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion by Margaret Killjoy

An interesting group of people come together in an utopian and squatter town. The summoning and effects of a guardian spirit however do not quite go according to plan.

The Wayward Children by Seanan McGuire

The Wayward Children are a collection of short stories about the future and past of children who go to the Eleanor’s West Home for Wayward Children. Children who have slipped through a doorway, portal to another dimension or world. But after a while they are returned to us but are not the same. They can’t adjust back to our world and in some cases don’t want to be here.

The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo

A young noble is sent from the far north for a political marriage where she befriends Rabbit, a handmaiden.

The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho

A bandit walks into a coffeehouse, and it all goes downhill from there. Guet Imm, a young votary of the Order of the Pure Moon, joins up with an eclectic group of thieves (whether they like it or not) in order to protect a sacred object, and finds herself in a far more complicated situation than she could have ever imagined.

Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh

The wild man lives in Greenhollow Wood. When Henry Silver acquires Greenhollow Hall everything changes because the troubled past comes forward.

11 thoughts on “Five Single Serve Fantasy | #WyrdandWonder

  1. Great list! I’ve become such a sucker for novellas this past year and I binged many of them back in January. I loved Silver in the Wood and Empress of Salt and Fortune. Zen Cho is an author I still hope to try soon. Another one I recently loved was A Psalm for the Wild-Built. So good!

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  2. This is a really interesting concept. I’m such a slow reader, though, that I don’t think I could finish even a novella in an hour, unless it’s less than 50 pages.

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  3. I’ve read several of these and loved them! I hadn’t realized Silver in the Wood was a short piece, though. I got a free ebook copy from somewhere; I’ll have to pick it up. I’m always on the lookout for new-to-me novellas!

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