Title: House of Cards
Author: Juli D. Revezzo
Publisher: Raven Queen Publications
Pages: 28 (Print), File size: 119 kb
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Summary from Amazon:
You can't escape Fate....
A young nobleman escapes the Reign of
Terror in 18th century France to find himself dragged into an even worse
fate--a hellish underworld wherein he is cajoled and put on trial by a
demon tribunal for crimes he never committed. Can he answer thwart his
fate, one worse than the guillotine?
This short story was a great read. It packed a solid punch and moved rapidly, but not so much you got lost in the rush. It was just right. It reminded me of Dante's Inferno in the fact it was different levels of hell but were riddles instead. Imagine having to move through the afterlife with just your wits about you. If you went mad, you'd be screwed.
However this story also had some special meaning hidden within, in the form of Tarot cards. How you read the Tarot depends entirely on you and your knowledge of the craft. Not everyone listens to their instincts when it comes to reading Tarot. You simply cannot just glance at the image and judge the card by that image. Deeper meanings abound. So while you read this twisted tale, learn the lesson it tries to teach. And not just the one about avoiding graveyards after dark.
I give it a solid five out of five skull and crossbones.