Wednesday, December 20, 2017

A Long Day in Lychford by Paul Cornell (2017)

I don't think Lychford is running out of steam (yet), but I didn't love this latest entry in this  series of fantasy novellas as much as the first two.  It's still a rollicking read though - Cornell three witches are as fun and engaging as any triad of witches in literary history.  I have a very good friend - a non-reader - who loves the television series Charmed and this entry, more than the other two, reminds me of a (very good) episode of that show.  This series would make a strong television show; I wonder when and if it will end up on tv. 

A Long Day in Lychford (Lychford, #3)A Long Day in Lychford by Paul Cornell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Although I don't think this is as strong an entry in this series of fantasy novellas, Lychford hasn't yet run out of steam. The three witches that Cornell has written into existence are as strong as any witchy triad from literary history: welcome additions to the likes of Lloyd Alexander's Prydain trio (see: The Black Cauldron), Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters and, of course, Macbeth. The pacing is pure television show, but that certainly doesn't detract from the rollicking good fun here. I'm eagerly awaiting the next book in the series!

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