Sunday, July 31, 2011

Errant by Diana Peterfreund

Title: Errant


Author: Diana Peterfreund


Published: Noise Court Press, April 2011


Series: Killer Unicorns Novella


First Line: "The unicorn hunter brought her own unicorn, which was good as none had been seen in the countryside for years."


Summary: In 18th century France, a noble family prepares to celebrate their daughter’s arranged marriage by holding a traditional unicorn hunt. But when an unusual nun arrives at the chateau with her beloved pet to help the rich girl train, nothing goes as expected. Starring hunters, fine ladies, fancy frocks, and killer unicorns.   (Taken from Goodreads)


Thoughts: A short story set in the same universe as the killer unicorns in Rampant and Ascendant, Errant is just as awesome as Rampant.  I like unicorns; when they’re bad.  Luckily, Diana Peterfreund’s unicorns are just the kind of unicorns that I love to read about.


Errant starts off a little confusing as you’re not too sure whats happening, who it’s happening to and why it’s happening but as you read on things become quite a lot clearer and it’s quite an interesting story.

I love Diana’s writing, I’ve read Rampant and a short story in the Zombies Vs Unicorns anthology and her writing was just as superb as in Errant.  The words flow and the descriptions are pretty vivid so you can imagine what these unicorns look like immediately.

Another really good thing about Errant is that while it is set in the same universe as Rampant and Ascendant you don't really have to have read them to enjoy the story.  You'll be missing a bit of the back story but it works quite well as a little introduction to the universe of the killer unicorns.

I liked both main female characters, they were both really different and I really liked that.  The ending was quite surprising as I did not expect it but it was still really good.

Errant is a very short story so it doesn’t take too long to read.  I really enjoyed it and if you’re a fan of Diana’s Killer Unicorn series then you’ll definitely love this one as it runs along the same veins.  Definitely check it out if you haven’t already.

Source: Smashwords

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