Friday, May 6, 2016
In the spirit of sharing good books, I'd like to share a great site that I found earlier this year. It's called Tor.com. It is an online story site that features science fiction, fantasy, & horror stories. I love scifi/fantasy stories, so this site was a fantastic find. In addition to providing some great stories, the site also features works from published, noted writers in the field, & it does an amazing job of showcasing & introducing new writers who create such magnificent works. It also provides some astounding artwork from extremely talented artists.
I've spent a lot of time reading the many interesting & imaginative stories on Tor.com, & I've discovered many new wonderful writers & artists whose works I now seek after learning about them on Tor.com. Granted, not every story will appeal to everyone. But that's all right, because we're all so diverse, & Tor.com offers a rich variety of different stories that is bound to entertain & thrill the reader. Some stories are short; others are novellas. And I'll share with you three stories that stood out & made me a follower & believer in this site.
The first story that I'm sharing captivated me & got me hooked on Tor.com is called The Language of Knives by Haralambi Markov. It is a stunning & splendid work of art. I was astounded by this intense portrayal of relationships, duty, love, loyalty, & strength. I did not know what to expect when I started reading it, but I was so mesmerized by the haunting writing & exquisite story that I found myself totally engaged, as if witnessing the experience before my very eyes. This story moved me with its beautiful sorrow, heartbreaking pain, & magnificent portrayal of love, loss, life, & death. I was immersed in a world so alien & strange yet felt so familiar & relatable. It's definitely one of the best stories that I have read in a long time, & it motivated me to find out more about the author & seek out more amazing stories.
The second story that I really enjoyed is called The Too-Clever Fox by Leigh Bardugo. This story brilliantly combines the wisdom of Aesop's fables with the gruesome action of the original, bloody Grimm fairy tales. The result is a thrilling, entertaining & gory story that recounts the adventures of a Fox & the dangers & death that come for him.
The final story that I would like to share is called The Cat Who Walked a Thousand Miles by Kij Johnson. I love travel stories, & the journey of this cat makes for a wonderful & marvelous story. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this tale & found myself lost in this incredible story the author had written, bringing to life a fascinating world & such fantastic characters. It is a grand tale of the majestic journey of a magnificent cat--searching, seeking, & seeing the world & all its spectacles, surprises, & truths.
These three are but a few examples of the rich & amazing collection found at Tor.com. Treasures are found in the most unexpected places, & Tor.com is an astounding find that I would like to share with you. If you love scifi & fantasy & horror & action adventure stories, then Tor.com is a good place to check out some stories & discover new, amazing writers & artists. If you're looking for some entertaining reading & find yourself with some free time, go ahead & give the site a chance. You never know what you're going to find. And what you do find, you might just like.