Book Reviews of Turn the Other Chick (Chicks in Chainmail)

Turn the Other Chick (Chicks in Chainmail)
Turn the Other Chick - Chicks in Chainmail
Author: Esther Friesner
ISBN-13: 9780743488570
ISBN-10: 0743488571
Publication Date: 11/2/2004
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 25 ratings
Publisher: Baen
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
Turn the Other Chick is the fifth book in the Chicks in Chainmail series edited by Esther Friesner. The book is a collection of 22 short stories by fantasy authors (including one by the editor) that almost all involve at least three elements: a chick (er, woman), chainmail (or other body armor), and adventure with the chick wearing said chainmail. Most of the stories are told tongue-in-cheek, with some more entertaining and coherent than others. My favorites are as follows:
  • The Girl's Guide to Defeating the Dark Lord by Cassandra Claire - Being kidnapped by a Dark Lord can have a happy ending.
  • The Gypsy Queen by Catherine H. Shaffer - Transgendered barbarian swordspersons find true love.
  • Over the Hill by Jim C. Hines - Grandma Guardswoman isn't ready to retire just yet.
  • Defender of the Small by Jody Lynn Nye - Be kind to your small fury friends.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was a light read, yet it took me longer than usual to finish because the majority of the stories were just so-so. My favorite was Defender of the Small by Jody Lynn Nye. It had a few laughs, but not as many as I was hoping for.
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One of Friesner's anthologies of short stories that are a humorous take-off on the cliches of scantily-clad sword-and-sorceress adventures. Enjoyable, but no real amazing standouts.
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A nice light read.
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collection of amusing stories playing with the idea of the warrior woman--the Xena the Warrior Princess or Buffy the Vampire Slayer type. Some of the stories are pretty slight, but the collection as a whole is a fast, relaxing read