elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Night Owl by Willa Okati

Sometime Willa Okati loves to be a storyteller. If didn't know better I could imagine her like a nanny telling the night fable to her grandchildren, but she is the same girl who likes her men with tattoo and multi piercing. So no, she is not a nanny, but still she sometime tells us a fable.

Taj is a retired soldier. Like most former soldier he is tired of being a vagabond and wants to find an home and a man. But he is still capable to dream and a simple man cruised in a bar is not right for him. And so he draws Alder, a shapeshifter owl. They are good together so good that they wish to be together forever... but pay attention to your dream since maybe they can be true. And so it happens to them, when Alder finds out that he is no more able to shift... he has lost his wings and with them also part of his life. Will he be able to enjoy what he has left or will he wither, like a flower without water?

The story is short, less than 60 pages, but it's very sweet and romantic, with a sad side that makes it even more tender. Probably not the best choice if you are in a funny mood, since you will not appreciated the poetic feelings. Basically is a very old liet motiv: what you would do for love, what you would give up? And are you sure that you will not regret your renounce in the future?


Amazon Kindle: Night Owl
Publisher: Changeling Press, LLC (July 4, 2008)

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Tags: author: willa okati, genre: paranormal, length: novella, review, theme: shapeshifters

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