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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Review: Hym and Hur by Phillip Frey

Title: Hym and Hur
Author: Phillip Frey
Published: 2012, Smashwords
Format: Ebook provided by author for review

Hym and Hur are a young couple who never age and have been in love for more than a century. They also possess an array of magical abilities, two of which are either to play pranks on humankind or to perform good deeds. Enacting both at the same time is now what gets them into trouble, especially since it's the unruly character of Death they must deal with to bring their plans to fruition.

The prank Hym and Hur have come up with must first be agreed upon by Death, who happens to be a rambunctious, difficult character. Once agreed upon, the prank is set in motion. Hym and Hur soon discover Death had tricked them into a contract with dire consequences for all of us.

During their attempt to break the contract, Hym and Hur try to save the relationship of an earthbound couple, knowing they are truly meant for each other. A good deed that will bring Hym and Hur even more trouble.

Hym and Hur are immortal, kind of like Fates, in my opinion.  They have the power to change things and controls things for humans, and they enjoy pulling pranks.  This story starts with Hym and Hur sitting in a diner debating what to do to Los Angeles.  Does everyone get bad luck for a day?  How about good luck?  What will it be?  Death enters the conversation and it changes the stakes.

Archie is an artist, starving so, as it seems.  Archie loves Sarah, but Sarah is concerned about money – stable money, and Archie’s lack of it.  And now it looks like Archie is the target of Hym and Hur’s “game”.

This was a fun short story.  It is definitely a one sitting read.  But any story involving Death, himself, is sure to be a good one, right?  In Hym and Hur Death is a bit of a sneaky character, you know how he loves loopholes! 

I don’t want to give away too much of the story.  Between the blurb and this post, you kind of get the gist of it.  It’s very interesting and a good read.  I’d even be interested in seeing this story made into a longer story, the characters were that intriguing.   The authors writing style is very imaginative and definitely kept my interest throughout!

Now you can get this book for FREE on Smashwords!  Check out this link Hym and Hur.  There is a coupon code right below the price.  This offer is good until August 1, 2012, I believe.  So check it out for free now!

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