Author: Yolande Kleinn
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Cover Artist: London Burden
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 09/23/2015
Length: Short Story (<15K)
Genre: Bisexual, Fantasy, Gay, Urban Fantasy
As a child, Caleb was helplessly drawn to the woods behind his family’s house—a deep forest that became a friend, a sharer of secrets, even a protector. On the night Caleb was stranded by a blizzard, a mysterious figure saved his life and kept him from harm.
But all too soon his family moved away, and Caleb set the mysterious stranger aside as a figment of his imagination. Now, more than fifteen years later, Caleb returns to the woods he left behind and encounters a familiar face…
Caleb’s story intrigued me from the beginning and kept me turning pages until the end. It wasn’t the most comfortable conclusion ever, and I am not sure that I can come close to calling it a happily ever after. I am still digesting everything that happened in only 14,000 short words.
I don’t want to give anything away, but I will tell you that this story follows Caleb from a young age until adulthood, in quick fashion. We understand his fascination with the forest. We understand how he has moved on, but also how he is drawn back in. What I never understand completely is the why, but I don’t think I am meant to. We just know it is.
I don’t know that I have warm fuzzies about Caleb’s future, but I know he has one with which he is content. That is what matters.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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