Thanks to writing book reviews, I’ve discovered a new author who I love. Tracy L. Higley writes fantastic fiction. Her stories let me escape into a time and place I have always been fascinated with: the ancient world. While, I’ve only read two novels so far, Palace of Darkness and The Queen’s Handmaid, I have intentions of reading more in the future. While scrolling through the free novels for kindle, I came across this novel and was instantly intrigued. The knight on the cover (another era I enjoy) and the fact that it was an allegory grabbed my interest, and since it was a short story, I decided to read it right away.
If this short story interests you, it is currently free for Amazon kindle. To find it quickly, you can click on the link at the bottom of this post or on the cover image.
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**This is a book from my personal collection. I am not being compensated for this review.**
When I started this story, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The cover intrigued me, and I skipped the synopsis, not that it said much.
This book is exactly what you would expect, and then a bit more. As the cover reveals, it has a medieval setting, and as the title states, it is an allegory.
With nameless characters, we join a girl who starts as a prisoner, traverse with the knight who rescued her to a kingdom. The journey is beautiful and dangerous. Joyful and tragic. But the knight is always there for her.
For those familiar with the Christian faith, the allegory is quite representative of the various aspects of life for the believer. For the non-believer, this story offers a glimpse into the promises of salvation.
Higley’s writing is beautiful, and in this particular short story, it reads nearly poetic. The word choice is perfect and the imagery vibrant. If you are looking for a fast read (I read it in about 20 minutes) I would suggest picking this up.
I would love to hear from you! Do you enjoy short stories and novellas? What have been some that have stood out to you?
For more on the author or this book, please check out the following links:
- Check out Rescued on Amazon
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