Sunday, August 18, 2013
CHANGE PARTNERS by James Hartley gets LADYBUGGED
How often do you find a truly
short short story that leaves you surprised and delighted? James Hartley's CHANGE PARTNERS lifted my spirits and left me grinning with a heart so light and filled with the potential of happy magic I felt like I'd been sucking on a tank of raw helium.
Magic seems to be James Hartley's favorite area to write about and each one of his books shows us another side of his magical core.
In this book there's no obvious signs or symbols alerting us we're stepping into the arcane world of legerdemain. There's no wizard gracing the cover, no witch with her
cat familiar peeking out among the fronds of nature, nor do we have even a hint of fairy dust flitting off a wand of power or other elements of high octane bedazzlement...Yet, Mr. Hartley uses, quite masterfully, a different form of the Rabbit Hole magic within the pages of CHANGE PARTNERS that I didn't see coming, nor will you.
A fast read, a delightful read, and a beguiling read.
A FIVE STAR WINNER from a Five Star Wizard James Hartley.