Reviews

Reviews of Blades of Justice

Sirius on April 17, 2017 here

"The story jumps between the present and Eseld’s investigation, and the past, where we see Eseld and Rosie together. I thought that the flashbacks worked really well and were heartbreaking, even though flashbacks usually do not work for me, so I consider this an accomplishment on the author’s part. The investigation had to be simple because the first story is the shortest of the three, but I thought that it was well done."


Reviews of Burning with Optimism's Flames

Daniel Tessier on January 19 2013 here

"‘Wing Finger,’ a historical piece by Helen Angove, is a tale of European politicking, strange travelling companions and “Ptero-dactyles.” Written in a pastiche of the early 19th century epistolary style, it’s hugely entertaining."

Andrew Hickey on October 15, 2012 here

"Wing Finger by Helen Angove reminded me quite a bit of Lawrence Miles’ Grass in its central idea, but Angove takes the idea in a very different direction. The redemption of the narrator, who is a zealot, a coward and a fool until it counts, is beautifully done, and Angove does a wonderful job of pastiching Regency-era prose styles."


Reviews of Tales of the City

Andrew Hickey on August 23, 2012 here.

"My particular favourites are[... ]and Helen Angove’s Highbury, which starts out as a Jane Austen parody before descending into something a little darker, with a very Gothic explanation for the cultural stasis imposed on its main characters."

JD Burton on August 12, 2012 here.

"This may be my favorite story of the lot. [...] Unlike the appalling “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” (which I so wanted and expected to love) this story takes the Austen approach seriously, working within it and taking it on its own terms. [...] I adored this tale no end for its characters, its approach, and the way it sticks to its own set-up rather than undermining it."

Daniel Tessier on June 30 2012 here

"Helen Angove’s “Highbury” is another fine piece of writing. A Jane Austen parody, but with a wit and skill that most such works lack."


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