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Free download Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ë Angela Slatter Mistress Gideon is a witch The locals of Edda's Meadow if they suspect it of her say nary a word Gideon has been good to them and it's always better to keep on her good side Just in caseWhen a foolish young shapeshifter goes against the wishes of her pack and gets herself very publicly caught the authorities find it impossible to deny the e. WHY haven't I known about Angela Slatter till nowI feel like the presentation of this book is aiming to attract fans of Patricia McKillip; and if so it worked on me at least I wouldn't argue with that decision but while this story contains the magical mix of fairytale and realism that McKillip's work does this story is uite a bit darker in some ways Mistress Gideon is a witch in a rural medieval esue world that punishes magic users with death She's hidden her original identity and a bit typically is making her living as a village healer tolerated by her community for her usefulness However Gideon's secret is not the only one in the town and although she's very much not looking for trouble trouble is bound to come her wayThe characterization here is wonderful Slatter succeeds brilliantly in making her people jump off the pages and into our hearts even though they're not at all 'nice' Indeed many of them are selfish petty short sighted and display many of the most unfortunate ualities of humanity Gideon herself is pragmatic to the point of ruthlessness and although we sympathize with her I couldn't help understanding just why some communities might not want her or those like her around After finishing this I immediately went out and made a reuest for another of Slatter's books through interlibrary loan This is my very favorite sort of storyAlso I want to give a nod to the cover artists Anna Elena Balbusso Lovely work thanks to NetGalley and Tor for the opportunity to read As always my opinions are solely my ownMarch 2016 Nominated for Hugo

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Read Of Sorrow and Such ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Mistress Gideon is a witch The locals of Edda's Meadow if they suspect it of her say nary a word Gideon has been good to them and it's always better to keep on her good side Just in caseWhen a foolish young shapeshifter goes against the wishes of her pack and gets he Xistence of the supernatural in their midst any longer; Gideon and her like are captured bound for torture and a fiery endShould Gideon give up her sisters in return for a uick death Or can she turn the situation to her advantagePRAISE FOR OF SORROW AND SUCH Of Sorrow and Such takes you to dark unsettling places Angela Slatter's magic is ea. 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum is the first time I’ve read Angela Slatter and now she’s gained herself another fan Of Sorrow and Such is probably my favorite Torcom novella of the ones I’ve read so far a compact little tale that packs no small amount of emotional punch in spite of its lengthIn a small fictional village in a world reminiscent of Europe in the Middle Ages lives a witch called Mistress Patience Gideon Ostensibly she’s just a local healer eking out a simple yet comfortable life taking care of the village’s sick and injured but in truth Patience possesses power magic that she must keep hidden lest her secrets are discovered by the church and she is burned at the stakeOn the surface this story might strike a familiar chord but in time a rich complexity emerges Of Sorrow and Such is beautifully told with an attention to detail that often get overlooked in shorter works I was really impressed with the depth of feeling and the intense atmosphere that came through in Slatter’s simple but elegant writing which has this way of stripping away all the chaff to get to the raw core of what really matters As a result there’s almost no slowing down in Patience Gideon’s tale We have plenty of suspense though perhaps not in a traditional sense; rather Slatter’s plotting is just so tight that almost every scene is charged with a strong feeling of involvement and agencyThat said there’s also just the right amount of emotion to give this story a life of its own I adored its themes of love and hatred loyalty and betrayal and of the deep yearning for things that can destroy you It’s about the sacrificing something important to you for a cause greater for yourself and it’s about the courage and the strength of a woman who will not be cowed The characters in this novella are vividly drawn showing the multi faceted nature of both protagonists and villains Patience feels genuine to the reader the kind of person who is capable of great kindness but within her also lies a terrible wrath one would do well not to underestimateThis is just overall a wonderful story featuring great female characters and some very interesting relationships between them Throw in Slatter’s delectable writing and a setting permeated with atmosphere and magic and you have yourself a winner in your hands I’m really pleased with how well it all came together Highly recommended

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Of Sorrow and SuchRthy bodily and beleaguered; in the hands of tough clever Patience Gideon it's a powerful instrument for wresting justice from a hostile world A riveting read Margo Lanagan World Fantasy Award winning author of Black Juice and Sea HeartsAt the Publisher's reuest this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM appli. The story of a witch in a parochial village set in the same world as the short story collections Sourdough and Other Stories and The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings It was a bit of a surprise that Patience came from Bitterwood as I had thought this was a standalone Very happy to hear otherwise as Slatter's Sourdough universe is a wonderful setting for these storiesThis one is a story of hidden magic unthinking youth and the situations women find themselves in these type of communities Both in terms of the sort of damage that stupidity can bring and the sort of success that's able to be gained by smart application of information and talent There's also strong themes of motherdaughter relationships and friendship between womenBrilliant Slatter is fast becoming an automatic must read for me and now I need to bump Sourdough up on my to read list