You should all know by now that I enjoy a good read. Long books, short books, essays, poetry and even short fiction. One off my newest favorite authors joined forces with another author I had not heard of before and put out a short story combining two of their worlds. Alex Bledsoe, author of the Tufa Tales and other books, and T. Frohock published their collaborative short fiction e-book in December 2014. Just in time for Yule. I of course made sure to get it. Bledsoe’s Tufa stories are just too good not to read and I was intrigued by the idea behind Frohock’s Los Nefilim.
In Hisses & Wings we meet a young Tufa who has discovered a buried secret, a literal broken record. She pieces it back together and is inspired to pursue the message of the long dead Tufa who made the recording. She takes flight one night on the dark winds and winds up across the Atlantic – just following the music. There she meets Los Nefilim and is challenged to a musical duel…
It’s a short piece, so I don’t want to go into any more detail about the story. Just suffice to say that I devoured it in one sitting and was wanting to read more! Bledsoe’s novels are my pile of must-read and Frohock’s works are quickly finding their way there as well.
H&W is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. You can follow the link attached to the cover on this page to find direct links through Frohock’s page. A very nice way to get acquainted with both authors without too much commitment, though I dare say you will want more!
A little background that shouldn’t spoil the fun: The Tufa, Tuatha de Dannan who have relocated to the Appalachian region of the Southern U.S., and Los Nefilim, a band of Spanish Nephilim, have one distinct thing in common. Both races derive their magic through music. H&W brings that to life in a brief, yet vivid, tale that this reader personally enjoyed. I’ll let you read the short story and decide for yourself if you want to read more. I know I do!