Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Trouble with Pixies (Edinburgh Elementals Book 1) by Gayle Ramage #urbanfantasy

Title: The Trouble with Pixies (Edinburgh Elementals Book 1)
Author: Gayle Ramage
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal
Publisher: Self
Available: Amazon $0.00 (Kindle) 17 pages
Rating: 4*
Rater: Pippa


Michael has just moved to Edinburgh, Scotland, to make a fresh start with his three children. While they're out exploring the city, he's relaxing with a glass of wine.

That is until a knock on the front door leads to a bizarre revelation from a strange, red-haired woman, and an encounter in the attic with some grumpy, swearing pixies.

Book 1 - The Trouble With Pixies
Book 2 - Tears of Gold
Book 3 - Land of the Ice Giants

What I liked:

A cute, fun quirky UF short story that I would have loved more of. Kind of Douglas Adams-esque humorous urban fantasy NOT set in London if you're looking for a more unique UF setting. There's also a lot of unique ideas and touches in this. Definitely for fans of such things as the Spiderwick Chronicles, Labyrinth, and UF that focuses on more unusual mythical creatures than angels and vampires.

What I didn't like:

Although I knew it was a short story, this was waaaay too short. I could easily have devoured a full length novel of this. On the technical side, my main issue with this was I didn't quite buy how Michael just let a strange, and at initial meeting quite deranged woman into his house when he has kids.

In conclusion:

If you want something different in your urban fantasy, this is for you. It's short, so you get a quick taster, and it's free, so it's not costing anything other than a few moments of your time to try it out. 

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