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Apprentice Mistake by Owen Tyler- Short Story Review

Hi, everyone! Happy Monday!

It is officially my first day of spring break. This entire week I do not have any classes and I’m planning on catching up on reading and of course I have to work. So that is the plan for the next few days…let’s get right into this blog post!

I had the honor of working with Book Tasters once again to read the short story Apprentice Mistake by the lovely Owen Tyler. So grab yourself a cup of tea or any hot beverage and enjoy this review. 🙂

Synopsis:

Teslanar, a recently graduated college student at a magical college, has received a apprenticeship helping the head of sorcerers at the college he graduated from. While he was looking out of the window admiring the flowers, he goes outside to see that the gardener has gone missing. An explosion from no other than a powerful dragon. Teslanar must take care of this dragon, but he doesn’t have to knowledge to do so. What could possibly go wrong?

Review:

Let me just say that I don’t read many short stories whether that be stand alone or a collection of short stories. This story has made me want to read more short stories.

I was constantly at the edge of my seat. Would Teslanar be able to take on the dragon himself?

The ending was great too. I definitely wasn’t expecting that. Oh my gosh.

I love how descriptive and gripping this story was. Tyler did a great job of describing Teslanar’s high fantasy world as if we were experiencing it ourselves. I wish I could write that to be completely honest.

There wasn’t a lot of dialogue which I was a little disappointed. I didn’t think that Teslanar would fight the dragon with little dialogue. Shouldn’t he try to lure the dragon away with something? I’m not sure, but I felt like it was sort of missing dialogue.

I was very happy with how well plotted out the story was and how well structured it was. Tyler got his message across.

Overall I thought the story was great and fans of sci-fi and magical elements will definitely enjoy this short story.

 

I hope you all have a wonderful week and I’ll be blogging at you soon.

Keep reading,

Hannah the bookworm

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