First Issue Review from Morpheus Tales

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First Issue Review from Morpheus Tales

Postby Raven on Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:32 pm

This may be a bit late, but I kept forgetting to post up this review of Issue One that appeared in Morpheus Tales

Ethereal Tales #1

I’m often weary of first issues of small press
magazines, some come out all guns blazing, hoping to
make an impact but for some reason tend to lose
steam and disappear before you remember to fill in
your subscription form. Others develop as they go
along, often from humble, and sometimes weak,
The first issue of Ethereal Tales fits into
neither of those categories. It’s a good magazine, an
excellent start to what could be a big success.
The breadth of the stories is good, a nice
range, although the first two vampire stories lead you
to believe that this may not be the case. We have
some great fantasy stories in here, my favourite being
“They Come From Below” by C. J. Carter-Stephenson, who provides an excellent tale
worthy of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman.
“The Last Mage” by Andrew Hawnt also deserves mention, it’s one of those
stories that sets you off thinking and wishing you’d written it!
A number of the stories are quite short, but this doesn’t seem to faze the
writers, and despite the lack of length, there’s no lack of depth to the tales.
There are some good stand-alone illustrations, and a one-page comic strip,
which I just didn’t think deserved the space.
Overall this is a great start for a small press magazine that shows a hell of a lot
of promise. Keep up the good work!
By Stanley Riiks

This review appeared in Morpheus Tales #4, April 2009.
April 2009
Morpheus Tales Publishing
Review can be used, in full or in part, for publicity purposes as long as Morpheus Tales Magazine is
quoted as the source.
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