Title: Master Haddad’s Holiday
Author: Garth Nix
In: To Hold the Bridge (Garth Nix)
Rating Out of 5: 4 (Really good read!)
My Bookshelves: Australian authors, Science fiction
Format: Short story
Publisher: Hot Key Books
5th sentence, 74th page: We sort things out ourselves here.
What does a master assassin do on holiday? What about when he is part of another universe and reality? Sells goods and kills others I suppose…
This is certainly not like any holiday that I would want to take. Skulking around in a slightly off-kilter, unusual world (which, after all, is the cornerstone of SciFi), selling goods and killing others. Yeah, definitely not the kind of holiday that I would like.
As with all science fiction stories, it took me a little while to figure out the rules and regulations of this futuristic world. They always seem to be almost the same as our reality, but only almost. So those little intricacies that are different to our day to day lives… well, they take a little time to get your head around. Yet, it wasn’t until the end of the story that I think I got my head around what Haddad was doing on this out of the way realm. I might have to read it again to be sure though….
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