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Luminosity 3, Alicorn 22 May 2020

2012 contemporary fantasy short stories, a "re-imagining" of the Twilight series. Various snippets out of the lives of various characters in the earlier novels.

Which really I should have read less than five years after the two actual novels, but I found it surprisingly easy to remember who was who and what their special powers were all about. And, unlike the second novel, it's more about the people than about the powers.

What it's not is about plot; these are not stories, they're descriptions of a few events. A typical summary might be "how person X felt about situation Y that was already described for the principals in the novels". So it's absolutely not an introduction to the setting to see if you like it, the way some short stories are; it assumes you already know the people and their stories, and shows you bits of them from different angles.

Which is OK, but it's nothing particularly special. The first book was; it got me to read a piece of Twilight fanfic. This is cut material from other viewpoints, how person X got vamped a few hundred years ago, and so on.

Freely available online.

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