Friday, September 9, 2011

Kameron Hurley's free Umayman short stories (by Mihir)

Kameron Hurley is an author whose debut God’s War, first in the Bel Dame Apocrypha series, was well received for its plot ingenuity as well as for its gritty characterization. I reviewed the book earlier this year over at Fantasy Book Critic and as noted in my review I was very much impressed by her writing skills and the world created. The series also has a couple of terrific covers by David Palumbo.

I’ll be reviewing Infidel as well near its release and so to give the readers who are eager to dive in to the world of Umayma, the author has come up with a great way for readers to learn more about the characters and the world. She’s planned to release three short stories for the readers, of which the first two were released last week. The three stories are:

3] Angels and Avengers

The recommended reading order is the one listed above as per the author. The first one can be found at various outlets such as Scribd & Smashworlds, ditto for Afterbirth HERE (Scribd) and HERE (Smashworlds). The third one will be released soon as well.

Lastly, for those readers who happen to be awestruck by Ms. Hurley’s debut and want to read more of her work, there’s a free download of the author's entire short story collection HERE (Scribd) or HERE (Smashwords). Bastard will be posting his thoughts on God's War soon as well, until then read these short stories to know more about the terrifying and violent world of Umayma and Nyx.


  1. Hmm, I'm going to have to go over and check out your review of the book. I've not heard of these before. Thanks for sharing all this with us.

  2. Hey Melissa

    You should definitely check out this book as for a debut, it was remarkably good and the world setting while complex is also fun to connect the clues and figure out.


  3. Oh, I haven't recommended this to you yet Mel? It's quite awesome. Not an easy read, but if you keep at it, it'll payoff for you.

  4. Oh, I enjoy my easy reads but every once in a while it's nice to get submersed in a heavier read. :) Thanks!

  5. It's not so much as it's a heavy read, but there simply no spoon feeding. You get thrown into the world, and it's playing catch up through much of the early portion. But once you get the rhythm of things, it reads quite nicely.

    And I don't mean the above as a negative, just means that there's an economy on words and little time wasted which helps with the fast moving book.

  6. I'm so glad this is one of the books that I picked up at the borders closeouts!

    It did sound good it made me wonder why there were still several copies on the shelves - but glad I chanced it!

    Pabkins @ Mission to Read


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...