Item description for Tales of Vandelite and Other Short Stories by Daryl Reiley...
Overview Welcome to the fantasy kingdom of Vandelite, a realm of adventure, allegory and symbolism. These are the stories of forbidden caverns and perilous pathways. They are the tales of adventurers who pursue the highest treasures of hope, healing, and a higher purpose.
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.06" Width: 5.08" Height: 0.52" Weight: 0.54 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2002
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 1591600103 ISBN13 9781591600107
Availability 126 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 22, 2016 02:18.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Tales of Vandelite and Other Short Stories?
An engaging, entertaining compendium Jan 17, 2004
Tales Of Vandelite And Other Short Stories is an anthology of fantastic tales by Daryl Reiley. Filled with terrible Dragons, forbidden caverns, and challenges faced by brave dwarves, elves, and men, Tales Of Vandelite And Other Short Stories combines eighteenth century historical fiction, a modern fable, and a literal fairy tale to explore the dimensions of fantasy in an engaging, entertaining compendium of original and finely fashioned fiction. Also very highly recommended is Daryl Reiley's Voyage Of The Majestic.
Vandelite is a fantastic place Nov 1, 2003
Author Daryl Reiley has compiled a series of short stories primarily based in the kingdom of Vandelite. Vandelite is a fantastic place where trolls, humans, and elves have learned to live together harmoniously. The stories recount adventures ranging from battling dragons to battling greed and depression. Reiley's tales dealing with Vandelite were entertaining and well thought out. His character development was good and by drawing the same characters throughout several of the stories, he was able to continue developing their personalities. I particularly liked the series of three stories dealing with the treasure in the cave.
However, the other stories in the book were not as good. While I liked the imagination and story concept for "The Fairy Tale", Reiley used too many characters for a short story leaving the reader trying desperately to figure out which side Rond, Pont, Pon, and Kron were on. The beauty of the story was lost in the details and the failure of Reiley to sufficiently develop the many characters involved.
Overall, Author Reiley has a great imagination. Some of his stories just need a little polishing to captivate the reader rather than leaving the reader feeling as though s/he just read a history book or newspaper account of a battle. It should feel like you're reading about an adventure! Good luck to this young author!