Courage comes in all shapes and sizes.When his parents fail, little Johnny must protect his younger sister from the creatures that come in the night. Aided by unexpected allies, a village makes its final stand against the onslaught of winter. Major Hunter must fight for his very survival after his ship is shot down by hostile aliens on a savage world. The Holt family strugCourage comes in all shapes and sizes.When his parents fail, little Johnny must protect his younger sister from the creatures that come in the night. Aided by unexpected allies, a village makes its final stand against the onslaught of winter. Major Hunter must fight for his very survival after his ship is shot down by hostile aliens on a savage world. The Holt family struggles for survival after a pirate attack leaves their craft stranded in orbit two billion miles from home. An unlikely duo bands together to face the mighty dragon that attacked their campus library.A collection of science fiction and fantasy stories celebrating the courage of men, including the stories:“Who’s Afraid of the Dark?” – a Tale of Peter Bishop.“The Blacksmith and the Ice Elves” – a story of Thrúdheim“Major Hunter” – from The Wayfarer Chronicles“Szary”“The Fourth Fleet”“Down the Dragon Hole”“Cookie Crumbs”...
|Title||:||Make Death Proud to Take Us|
|Number of Pages||:||228 Pages|
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Make Death Proud to Take Us Reviews
I received the main story from this book in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed the story The Elves and the Blacksmith. Although it wasn't a long story, it had a good plot, great interaction between characters, and well paced action. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the stories in this anthology.The only reason I am not giving 5 stars is because I have not read the whole anthology, only one story from it.
Very readable short story collection I received via Goodreads giveaway. Like most short story collections the quality varies a bit, but each is a nice bit of science fiction or fantasy well executed. As the title suggests a battle against the odds will often feature - and I'll say now some end well, but do they all?
This is the third book of three I received in return for a review.Of the three books I received, I enjoyed Make Death Proud the most. The prose is of similar quality to their previous efforts, but the stories themselves seem to better fulfill the intended theme. In every story, the protagonists are put into some kind of hopeless situation but for a glimmer of hope. The important thing comes near the end, though. Often times in fantasy the protagonist will find him/herself confronted with typically near-insurmountable odds but will then somehow find their way through with a mixture of luck, brute power and plot-armor and receive no more than a few scratches for their trouble. There are exceptions, like GOT and Malazan, but those exceptions tend to be depressing. Make Death Proud is a mixture of the two. The Protagonists succeeded in their objective, but never without true consequence and that consequence can be death. Yet, it's not depressing. It's hard to be when the book is about celebrating heroism. I think that's the main reason I enjoyed this book, because every story was truly about the heroism of its protagonists.
I am leaving an honest review in exchange for a free copy of this book. I enjoyed this book greatly, especially the short story of brave little Johnny as the protagonist in Who's Afraid of the Dark. The story combines bravery with comic book heroes and faith, and is a satisfactory tale of a five year old boy who learns to define courage. What's more, this story naturally prods the reader to consider some of the deeper things in life. As with other stories in this book, there is an obvious tell that we should expect more tales concerning specific characters, and I am looking forward to it. Take a chance on this collection of short stories; I'm inclined to believe that this book will have something to interest nearly any person interested in Science Fiction and Fantasy.
More like 4 1/2 stars.A very good collection of short SF/F stories with a them of sacrifice for others. I pretty much enjoyed every story and there were some real standouts. These are the type of short stories I like that have a shape to them and don't end leaving you wondering what the author's intent was.