Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Pen Review: Who Mourns for the Hangman?

Welcome to the late edition of The Pen Review!
Today we are looking at S.A. Bolich's Who Mourns for the Hangman?

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Who Mourns for the Hangman? by S.A. Bolich


About the book:
Old Scraggy the hangman made a deal with a witch to make sure he would never hang an innocent. His magic rope is never wrong. This latest sinner looks like the wickedest of them all—until Scraggy learns his name.

Genre: Dark Fantasy

Publisher: Damnation Books

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What I liked: What an interesting tale, Bolich writes. Such a great tale that really makes you think, can magic really fail? In the case of the hangman, would he change his mind once he knows the truth of his latest sinner bound to hang on the rope? A short story not to miss! Want to know more, go and purchase it!

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Excerpt:
Scraggy had to turn his head from the luminous glare flaming from the hempen coils. He had never seen his girl shine so bright, all but blinding him with her argent blaze. The rope quivered in his hands, burning brighter and brighter, demanding justice. Awed, Scraggy shook it out, noting how the guards crowded back from its touch, and flung the loop over the crosspiece. The loop fell perfectly in front of Young James' face…

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