A Plague of Peskies by Jefferson Smith

Smith pairs a curmudgeonly saviour with a world that would turn a saint cynical to create gritty fantasy (literally: deserts are full of blasted sand) that is seasoned with darkly uplifting humour. This novella is part of Smith’s The 13th Advocate series. While each tale is designed to stand alone, it might contain mild spoilers … Continue reading A Plague of Peskies by Jefferson Smith

The Widow’s Wrinkles by Jefferson Smith

Combining a distinct and engaging narrative voice with an immersive fantasy world, Smith creates a prose ballad that nicely fills an evening or two. This novelette is the third in The 13th Advocate series, so if you read this review before reading the previous two, don’t start moaning about how something’s been spoiled for you. … Continue reading The Widow’s Wrinkles by Jefferson Smith