It seems to be increasingly common online for some authors to give away free stories to entice people to buy and read their full novels. For Jen Williams and in my case, this strategy has paid off.
I’d heard good things about this author from a few people, enough that I was willing to shell out £0.00 for her story “Sorrow’s Isle”. This short but complete piece provides an introduction to the characters of Wydrin, “the Copper Cat”, and her companion Sebastian. What was rather surprising was that the female Wydrin is the brash, arrogant leader of the pair, while male Sebastian represents the calmer, quietly thoughtful aspect of the two of them. I read it and was instantly hooked.
So, with my appetite whetted, I purchased “The Copper Promise”. In short, it was a fantastic, exhilarating read. Williams’ characters are diverse, conflicting and complementary, often all in the same…
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