So after taking about a week or so off from Bad-Ass Faeries 2, I returned to the book in an effort to stop myself from reading more in City of Ashes before I had my hands on City of Glass. The first story I read today was “Bad Clown”.
Let me say this first and foremost. I was feeling a little apperhensive about this story because I already had a slight fear of clowns in lterature/movies. (Thank you, Stephen King.) But this turned out to be okay, actually. *sigh of relief* I mean, he wasn’t really a clown. He was a faerie of the unseelie. That, I can deal with.
One of the things I liked is how, if you weren’t reading a book of faerie short stories, you wouldn’t have realized at first this was a faerie story. You could probably say taht about most of these, but this one really would’ve caught me off guard if I hadn’t known, and of course, I did. I was just waiting for the “faerie” connection.
The compassion the others showed for the mundane child Amy was really heartwarming. I love children in stories, and I am always wary about having one involved in darker tales, but this was handled very nicely. Great work.
Now I’m off to read Whiskey Sour.