Title: Lost in the Seven Worlds
Author: Petronela Ungureanu
Publisher: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
Pages: 26 File Size: 205 kb
Summary from Amazon:
Lost in the Seven Worlds is the debut work of Petronela Ungureanu, an avante-garde Romanian writer.
a young woman finds herself captive in another world, she makes the
mistake of falling for one of the disgraced beings. In the name of love,
she is confronted with a most disturbing demand and faces a crucial
decision. Will she remain lost in the Seven Worlds, or will she accept
the challenge of a love beyond mortality?
First off, this is a short story. But I honestly have to say I found a lot lacking. It wasn't a well rounded story and left me with more questions than answers. To say it is 'avante-garde', well, I don't view it as such. To me, avante-garde means it is going to be different from anything else out there, colorful, full of strange new things that might take a bit of getting used to. I didn't get any of that from this story.
The overall idea was good. The setting was well written and descriptive, but the story itself fell a little flat to me. Maybe it was just me, but I felt a couple of things were repeated, and I got a bit confused and lost in the story. But that doesn't mean I wouldn't give this author another shot. This is a debut story, after all.
With it being a short story, it is worth a try. Don't just take my word for it.
Sadly, I am going to only give it two out of five skull and crossbones.