The plot is tight and suspenseful; the style is simple and not detracting; the characters are realistically drawn and motivated; the dojo setting is vivid; the overall reading experience compelled me to keep reading. Minor characters can be flat at times—for instance, Nick’s company partner Flash is a stereotypical (but loveable) computer geek who saves the day. I thought the major themes, conflicting love and the ethics of chi manipulation, traditional but polished.
- Breath of the Dragon King
by Allison King
by Zebib K. A. Author spotlight
- Emily and the What-if Imp
by Gwynne Garfinkle
by Pamela Rentz (available on 10/26)
- Editorial: October 2021
by Christie Yant and Arley Sorg
- Worldbuilding With Legs: Incorporating Insects into Your Stories
by Premee Mohamed (available on 10/26)
This issue's cover art by
Pugun & Photo Studio / Adobe Stock Image.