FANTASTICAL VISIONS 3
Fantasist Enterprises, PO Box 9381, Wilmington, DE 19809
ISBN: 0-9713608-3-9, 2005, Trade Paperback, pp.215,
$13 US/$20 Can.
Very Highly Recommended
Reviewed by Liana Metal http://lianametal.tripod.com
VISIONS 3 is an anthology that contains fourteen illustrated tales of fantasy and wonder.
W.H. Horner, the editor of this book, is an MA student at Seton
Hill University who is now writing
his first novel. This anthology is his fourth book.
The introduction of this anthology was written by Elizabeh Swanstrom who has contributed to Fantastical
Visions volume 2. She urges the readers, as they read these stories, to ‘allow
yourself to understand, without knowing why, exactly what each story is saying, in your own language of dreams.’ The book includes tales with knights, dragons, dark tales and stories that are almost
real, all complex enough to absorb the reader’s interest and create the fantasy illusion, the one that exists only in
Readers will let their imagination travel to the era of witches and knights, to the realm of spirits
that either haunt one’s life or can act as guidance to their life. For
example, the spirit in ‘Black is the Color of my True Love’s Hair’ is an angel guide, while in the dark
tale, ‘Paper Shadows’, there is a demon a boy brings to life , that spreads complete disaster. Some of the tales
are thought provoking, while others are acting as stimulants to imagination. Strong
characters, complex stories, highly descriptive language which, at times, reflects the era the author describes, and intriguing
plots are the ingredients of this superb anthology. It caters to all fantasy lovers and it is a good, entertaining read.
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