A Darkened Landscape by Algor X. Dennison
Algor X. Dennison offers readers an ebook with three tales.
A Mouth So Dark: This tale is about a boy who goes in search of a girl he cares for after her new guardian takes her away. He feels something is amiss and he is right.
Darkness in the West: A woman is sentenced to be hanged when she kills men who were after her father’s land.
The Flood: Two societal outcasts get revenge on the town that didn’t take the time to understand them.
I’m going to go through the tales one by one…
A Mouth So Dark: This story was not well fleshed out. The author failed to add any major conflict to the story and the resolution was too fast and devoid of any creativity. It was very disappointing.
Darkness in the West: This “story” wasn’t a story at all, but maybe the beginning of one. It just started to get interesting and it was over with nothing really to take away, because there wasn’t much there but set up.
The Flood: This was basically a supernatural tale with no set up. It was disjointed and not well played out.
On top of the above reasons of why I didn’t care for the stories of this book, there are the grammar mistakes and the mostly telling, not showing, aspect of the writer’s angle. All of these stories could be improved on if the author learns the craft of writing better and expands them out to full stories, not just hints of stories.
I give this book: 1 QUILLS