Friday, March 8, 2013

Greyhart Press

I recently read The Clearing by Thomas Rydder, which is how I first learned about the eBook publisher Greyhart Press. You can see my review here.

I downloaded two short stories that I found on their freebies page. Both stories were very well written and I'm definitely interesting in reading more from this publisher.


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Garrison by Nigel Edwards is currently free at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

The Blurb
On the contested Iron Flats, two young recruits face their first battle. Will they die? Will glory cover them or ignominy taint their name? Only the morrow will tell.


Watching over them is enigmatic veteran, Von.  He knows that when soldiers fail, the army relies on veterans to fix them… whatever it takes…
Starship Troopers meets archers and spider-cavalry in this military fantasy novelette from Greyhart Press, written by an author who has served in the Armed Forces. 


(This book 12,000 words long. If it was a paperback, it would be about 48 pages.)


My Review
Garrison by Nigel Edwards
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well written military sci-fi/fantasy. There's not a lot of action but it's an interesting look at the daily routine of a soldier's life, which should read realistically despite the fantastical setting of the story.

I do wish there was more plot to this story. There's a lot of set-up for little delivery. This short story is based on a setting found in a novel, Prism, by the author. I'm interested in reading Prism because what I saw of the setting in this story hinted at a well-developed world.

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Necroforms by Paul Melhuish is currently free at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

The Blurb


Do the dead find rest? Sometimes, but not in the way you might think!


This Greyhart Press e-book is a short story, a perfect length to enjoy on your lunch break, or to complement a drink in your favorite coffee house. Be warned, though, you won’t want to be on your own after you’ve read this story. Especially if you can smell parma violets!




My Review
NecroformsNecroforms by Paul Melhuish
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An interesting concept about a vampire-like creature. The morbid descriptions are vivid and the story is well-written. I wish there was more to the story!

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