The XIIIth hour at Duskland (Stories of Duskland)

The XIIIth hour at Duskland Stories of Duskland This book has been Unpublished in early The XIIIth Hour at Duskland The XIIIth Hour at Duskland is the introduction to the upcoming Dark Fantasy short story collection Stories of Duskland Death i

  • Title: The XIIIth hour at Duskland (Stories of Duskland)
  • Author: Isis Sousa
  • ISBN: 9781311310613
  • Page: 353
  • Format: ebook
  • This book has been Unpublished in early 2014 The XIIIth Hour at Duskland The XIIIth Hour at Duskland is the introduction to the upcoming Dark Fantasy short story collection Stories of Duskland Death is just the beginningLeonhard is a wealthy gentleman surrounded by the most unusual and loyal friends His life has been a hiatus for many years until the day he fin This book has been Unpublished in early 2014 The XIIIth Hour at Duskland The XIIIth Hour at Duskland is the introduction to the upcoming Dark Fantasy short story collection Stories of Duskland Death is just the beginningLeonhard is a wealthy gentleman surrounded by the most unusual and loyal friends His life has been a hiatus for many years until the day he finds a mysterious young lady lying unconscious and hurt in the nearby woods Pity and curious, he brings her home, where him and his friends do all they can all he can to help her recovery.A day later, by the XIIIth Hour, Leonhard, Dr Charles, the Siamese sisters Gerania and Iphigenia and Giorgio, the barber, discover the horrid truth about the stranger s past Elisa and the ones she came across were never the same, once they met in the picturesque and dark world of Duskland.

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    1. Edited!The XIIIth Hour at Duskland short story is the origin of my upcoming illustrated Gothic Novella "The Night of Elisa - Illustrated Edition"This first work was published in advance as a way for me to experiment and experience what is like to publish a fiction work. It was published so I could learn about the market, improve my writings and understand what motivates fans of Dark Fiction.The XIIIth Hour at Duskland was written directly in English, rather in my primary language, Portuguese, so [...]

    2. Review posted September 17th on a-reader-lives-a-thousand-live I received a copy of The XIIIth Hour at Duskland from the author in exchange for my honest review.One night Leonhard finds an unconscious and weak woman in the forest who has no recollection of who she is. He takes her round his property, introducing her to its inhabitants, a pair of Siamese twins, a clumsy Italian barber, and the slightly mysterious Dr Charles. At the XIIIth hour, the woman returns to the mortal world and to her dea [...]

    3. I'm not taken by the writing style (the author does confess to not being a writer, rather, an artist - how beautiful is that cover design?) but this story managed to capture my imagination and heart. It may not be the strongest work from a literary standpoint, but it beams with artistic credibility. The author paints a beautiful backdrop for a world not exactly like our own, and a mystery that leads to an unexpected twist. There was some incredible character chemistry, which I'm not sure is goin [...]

    4. First off, How I am the first person to rate this 5 stars is beyond me.s such a great story! I got this book a while back and knew I could read it in one sitting because its a short novella. As I starting reading I immediately was drawn in by the pleasant characters, mostly Leohard and Elisa. Right away you sense a mystery about Elisa and you like the characters wonder who she is. I had some ideas but they were not close to the truth that would be revealed. I always love a book that has a big da [...]

    5. This book is free on KindleThere is a mansion in wich a young gentleman Leonhard lives and one foggy evening he notices a strange phenomena and goes out to find a strange young woman that has fainted.He brings her back to the house.When she wakes up she is disoriented and suffering from amnesia. Leonhard who is immedietale smitten with her takes her on a tour of the house to meet the other inhabitants,Dr Charles,the conjoined twins Iphigenia and Gerania,Giorgio the barber and his wife Antonina.H [...]

    6. It is a nice short story. I know it is just part of a bigger collection with illustrations, but I would have liked more descriptive imagry just for this one since it is seperat or a inclusion of images from the anthology. I get the sense that the author was trying for a old enlish type of dialect but it came off a bit abrupt. Besides all the technicalities the story itself is good and I would like to see something happen to Quentin.*I received this ebook from the author in exchange for a honest [...]

    7. I was in the process of commissioning Isis to do some illustration work for my 'Deathsworn Arc' atheism and pragmatism themed fantasy series, when she mentioned this title. I expressed an interest and she gave me a free copy for review purposes. I found the quality of the dialogue and narrative was nothing short of astounding, when you consider Isis is a native Brazilian, living in Norway. Overall it's well written and well edited, though there were just one or two sentences which I didn't think [...]

    8. The XIIIth Hour is an interesting story marred by awkward pacing and poor writing. I will give the author some credit for the language issue, as I recently read that English is not her first language. That said, most of the dialogue and phrasing came off as an attempt to sound like a Victorian novel, but it unfortunately hurt the characters and jars the reader more than is probably intentioned.The biggest issue, though, is that much of the mystery is built up over the course of the story only to [...]

    9. I'd rate it 3-1/2 stars if I could. This story is well worth reading and has surprises in store for the reader. I like its creepy gothic ambiance. The biggest issue is that the wording is very awkward in places. Also, it seemed the author was going for an old English style of conversation, but then terms such as "gosh" are used several times and really do not fit the style. I was also a little confused by the ending and would have liked more explanation of Leonhard's connection to the others.I r [...]

    10. Three stars for the plot, for the cover art and for the effort put in for the work. The other two were lost to the character development and flow of the story. I know it's a short story, but it seemed like the characters weren't well developed. I expected Leonhard to have a story as well, even if it wasn't linked to Elisa's misery. I also wanted to know how each of them ended up in Duskland. I know how Elisa ended up there. As for the twins, I suspect Quentin's revolver sent them there. What abo [...]

    11. The story itself had points of intrigue. The author successfully created a bizarre curiosity which kept my interest. However there were times where I had to push myself to continue reading. Many strange word choices, oftentimes cumbersome dialogue and the haste of the plot development took away from the finer points of the story. Editing would easily have improved this story.

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