Monday, July 22, 2013

The Bone Knife

By Intisar Khanani

Rae knows how to look out for family. Born with a deformed foot, she feigns indifference to the pity and insults that come her way. Wary of all things beautiful, Rae instantly distrusts their latest visitor: an appallingly attractive faerie. Further, his presence imperils the secret her sister guards. But when the local townspeople show up demanding his blood, Rae must find a way to protect both her sister’s secret and their guest. Even if that means risking herself.

There was only one bad thing about this story. It was way too short. This was fantastically written, simple and beautiful and the world was magic. I would read anything this author wrote in a heartbeat if this short story is any indication. It was fantastic. I really really wanted it to keep going. I loved the characters and the faerie was so abnormal and creative. Rae was a great character and immediately deep.  I would recommend this story to anybody who loves a good tale. Bravo.

P.S. It's free if you have a Kindle!

I give it a 4.5 out of 5

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