Miserere: An Autumn Tale: An Autumn Take

Miserere: An Autumn Tale - Teresa Frohock This standalone fantasy novel creates a world centered around tenets of European Christianity, but that is not to say this is a Christian novel, or should be read as one. Instead, Frohock uses this inspiration to craft an original kind of magic; its larger figures will seem familiar to Westerners, but the reliance on faith is no more mystic than that of any other fantasy world. The vision created within this frame is original, well written, and worth exploring. It took me half the novel to realize I wasn't being set up for an immediate sequel, which is something of a rare gift from novels these days, but Frohock's Woerld would be worth another visit, as the fantasy she has created is so deeply detailed and imagined that it is hard to forget after this first, brief go-round.