Lenni Reviews: “The Echoes of the Dead” by H.R. Harrison

 

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*This book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review and is rated 18+

When interpreter Oswin finds himself suddenly unemployed, he makes the journey back to his master. He takes shelter from a snow storm in a rundown castle inhabited by an elf named Calder. As the days go by, Oswin becomes more and more intrigued by the mysterious Calder and is reluctant to leave.

This is a cute little fairy tale with a m/m twist. There are some obvious Beauty and the Beast and Swan Princess parallels, which makes some of the plot points achingly predictable, but enough is different to keep the reader interested. As I was reading, I found I enjoyed Oswin and Calder but once I was done, they didn’t leave a real impact on me. A sweet short story though. 3.5 out of 5.

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