Title: Their Monstrous Minds
Author: Tanith Lee
In: Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells (Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling)
Rating Out of 5: 3 (On the fence about this one)
My Bookshelves: Dark fantasy, Gaslamp
Dates read: 2nd November 2019
Format: Short story
5th sentence, 74th page: The use of the island, too, had demanded the sort of money only a traitor could earn.
The trippy and convoluted adventure down into the monstrous minds of some beings. Dark, twisted and filled with death.
This story is incredibly twisted and confusing. I’m still not entirely sure what went on, and didn’t overly enjoy it. However, I did love the darkness that seeped through the pages. There was a lot of death, darkness and twisted, monstrous minds throughout this story. And for that alone I would probably reread this multiple times. I like my stories dark and twisted.
I think that the reason I didn’t quite get into this was that it was incredibly jumpy and convoluted. Plus, I was reading it late at night after a day of fieldwork… it doesn’t make a great combination for the concentrating on difficult stories… but I might try it again in the future, the second time is often a charm.