Friday, April 27, 2012

Lily by Xavier Axelson

When Pryor's daughter Lily is taken by a wolf, Pryor is convinced she has turned into the creature he sees lurking in his woods. He swears she promises to return to him. But is it his despair and desperation making him see things or is there something more lurking in the shadows of the forest? When he meets Ned, a silversmith who helps him with a plan to bring his daughter back into his life, he begins to live again. But can his newfound love help ease the horror that may be waiting? What if the ultimate horror isn’t when Lily was taken but it’s when Lily returns and he realizes his nightmare has only just begun...

Reviewer: WhiteDaisy
The start of this story was a bit unusual. The plot starts with Pryor, Lily's father, thinking about his lost daughter and his mind wanders into the past, to all those painful memories of his daughter's disappearance. He explained how he went mad with his tragic lost, that he couldn't stand the idea of never seeing his daughter again. Pryor lost touch with daily life, he lived only for his wish to see his girl again.

Lily disappeared one year ago and Pryor still couldn't fill the empty whole her disappearance left behind. Lily was dragged into the woods by a wolf. Only once did Lily appear in the darkness of the woods, but with a strange voice she promised him, that she would come back for next Father's day, for one day only.

In this year of grieving for Lily, Pryor met Ned. Ned is a silversmith and he made a necklace for Pryor. The attraction between both men was instant and pulling. I really admired Ned for his patience around Pryor's mad obsession for his daughter. He showed how deeply he loved Pryor. Admirable in my eyes. Maybe Pryor lost Lily but he gained a lover, Ned which filled his empty heart again. Ned filtered out some of the pain Pryor felt from loosing his daughter. The whole concept of this story is built around Pryor's lost, his tragic pain, and the understanding, he has to let Lily go.

I noticed some errors in editing while reading this story, but in general I liked how the story ended. I'm giving this story 3.5 stars.

Publisher: Silver Publishing
Review Courtesy Of: ManicReaders


Xavier Axelson said...

Thanks for the kind and generous review! :)

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