11-02-2009, 09:00 AM

Locus short fiction reviewer Rich Horton had some great comments about Holly Phillips’s story “Thieves of Silence” in BCS #21:

Holly Phillips goes from strength to strength. “Thieves of Silence”, at Beneath Ceaseless Skies, is the lovely tale of Zel, a thief who, as the story opens, invades a rich man’s house to steal enough to keep her and her lover from ruin. But the rich man’s daughters are witches, and Zel is captured — in more ways than one. Zel’s lover Gannet, meanwhile, schemes to land a rich husband, and so we have a rich net of betrayal and maneuvering, shifting loyalties, unexpected emotional responses.

Thanks very much!

“Thieves of Silence” also got a very good review from Lois Tilton at IROSF, and Ms. Phillips has won several awards for her short fiction. If you haven’t checked out this story, it’s definitely worth your time.


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