Heroic Fantasy Quarterly #27, February 2016

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Heroic Fantasy Quarterly #27, February 2016

The Coin and the Mushroom” by Gerald Warfield

Four Against Olympus” by Matt Hlinak

Reviewed by Michelle Ristuccia

In “The Coin and the Mushroom” by Gerald Warfield, a widow comes upon a man gathering mushrooms in the woods, but not by happenstance. This fantasy tale of betrayal builds through the characters’ banter as information is revealed a bit at a time.

Queen Hera sets Medea and Herakles against Olympus for her own amusement in “Four Against Olympus” by Matt Hlinak. Hlinak pulls in many mythological characters and utilizes classic structure while maintaining the wider appeal of this entertaining adventure.

Michelle Ristuccia enjoys slowing down time in the middle of the night to read and review speculative fiction, because sleeping offspring are the best inspiration and motivation. You can find out more about her other writing projects and geeky obsessions by visiting her blog.