The Tale of the Nameless Chameleon: 07/18/11
"The Tale of the Nameless Chameleon" by Brenda Carre is a high fantasy tale of a women using her own bad situation to rid the kingdom of Sham of its despot ruler.
The story is written as high fantasy and I'll be upfront with my distaste for this type of fiction. In all the effort of using poetic language and a pile of metaphors on top of a lexicon of made up words leaves little room for character or plot development.
After having read the story three times I am left with nothing about the narrator except that she is a street urchin forced to working for the House of the Twelve Sages. I don't think a fourth or fifth re-read will bring any more details to light or commit them to my memory.
Comment #1: Monday, July, 25, 2011 at 17:53:21
ouch. Again, I liked the title. :-)
Comment #2: Friday, July 29, 2011 at 14:12:15
I like the title too. But the story and I did not mesh.