What is the story about?
Spell Weaver is a short, but sweet cinderfella fairy tale-style story. In short – the blurb does a good job in not giving too much away – it tells the story of Myka. Myka is a little down on his luck and trapped in his circumstances, until things start rolling. Fairytale-style!
Is there a plot?
Yes, of course. It’s a short story, but it’s focussed on Myka and hi shop and his (illegal) spellweaving. The plot is not extensive, it’s simple, but it works for this story. It’s a little black and white, but such is the world of fairytales. There is romance too, a little drama and sweet loving. All things combined it just work for this story. What is lacks is a little world-building. Although it doesn’t bring the story down. We get glimpses of a steampunk style fairytale world with a palace and steam-driven carriages. There is magic too, hence the spellweaving, but it’s a limited view.
What about the characters?
There are not a whole lot of characters. The story is focussed on Myka and as such he is our main hero and the one we know the most about, but even his background is limited only to what we are told. As his story is not very long, both Myka and Johan remain mysterious to an extent, but they are in no way flat, one-dimensional characters. There even is a female character to balance the men out!
Did you like this story?
Yes! I may not be a big fan of short stories, but I love those written by Megan Derr as they are often (but not always) fairy tale type stories. They are short and sweet and just work for me. Myka is an instant lovable character even if he is all about doom and gloom and a oh-woes-poor-me person. The author often leave you wanting more stories set in that world, so it’s just as much about the world as it is about the characters and story itself. The romance is always sweet and the author is not afraid to write flawed characters.