Monday 7 December 2020

The Violet Mouse - Cedar Sanderson

The Violet Mouse
Sanderley Studios

This was the second stand alone work of Sanderson’s that I have read. I would classify it as a published short story or very short novella. But does it ever leave you wanting more. My introduction to the works of Cedar in Cracked: An Anthology of Eggsellent Chicken Stories, and after reading her piece there knew I had to track down and read something else from her pen. The first stand alone piece was The Groundskeeper: Raking Up the Dead. Which I loved. And there were a few others that really grabbed my interest. And I have been randomly buying them and giving them a read. I highly recommend this one, but warn you like everything else I have read by Sanderson it will leaving you wanting more. More stories that continue from this one, and just more stories from her pen.

This one was an excellent read. A bit of a Flatliners or Hulk back story feel to it. The description of the volume is:

“Trust me.
There are things in the lab no-one ever talks about.
Risk everything.
How far would you go to save a friend's last hope?

Three friends, one fateful conversation. You can’t let your closest friends do something drastic, not if you can help it. When one of you has a a brilliant mind, another is a skeptic, and the last one is willing to be a guinea pig… should you stop them?

A short story.”

What would you do if you had a progressive disease? No real hope. Things are getting worse. And you work in a lab and a co-worker has just come up with something revolutionary? That is part of the dilemma in this story. The other part is someone else from the lab finding out and agreeing to help. How far would you go for a chance, for a friend. Would you be willing to risk it all on a toss of the dice? But to find out you will need to read the story.

Be warned you might not like the ending. And will likely desperately want to know what happens to the three next. The ends of this volume has an excerpt of Lab Gremlins and a very humorous biography. I did not read the excerpt but am debating and it will likely be my next Sanderson read. A great little story that I highly recommend.

Books by Cedar Sanderson:
A Time To Die
Snow in Her Eyes
Warp Resonance
The Dwarf's Dryad
One-Eyed Dragon
Memories of the Abyss
Little Red-Hood and the Wolf-man
The Eternity Symbiote
Plant Life
Sugar Skull
Snow Angel
Inktail & Friends: A Coloring Book
The Twisted Breath of God
Voyageur's Cap
Fairy Little Sister

The Groundskeeper Series:

Pixie for Hire Series:
Trickster Noir 
Dragon Noir
Pixie for Hire: Omnibus Edition

Children of Myth Series:
Vulcan's Kittens 
The God’s Wolfling

The Tanager Series:
Jade Star
Tanager's Fledglings 

Witchward Series:
Possum Creek Massacre

Illustrated by Cedar:
Something Wicked #15
Jormungandr's Venom (Fenris Unchained Book 3)
Hunted Behavior

Contributed to:
The Hearts' Enchantment
Calexit- The Anthology
Supernatural Streets
Something Wicked Anthology, Vol One
Something Wicked #15
Mythic Delirium Magazine Issue 0.4
The Haunted Library Anthology: Volume 1 
But Not Broken - Hope and Healing Book 2
Postcards From Mars - Postcard Stories Book 1
Space Cowboys - Raconteur Press Anthologies Book 4
Space Cowboys 2: Electric Rodeo - Raconteur Press Anthologies Book 5
Twisted Tropes
Steam-Powered Postcards - Postcard Stories Book 2
Space Marines - Raconteur Press Anthologies Book 6
Fanta-Fly Postcards: A Micro-Fiction Collection
Postcards from Foolz: A Micro-Fiction Collection
Falcons of Malta
Space Marines 2 - Raconteur Press Anthologies Book 9
Single Servings of Liberty - Postcard Stories Book 5
Tales From The Occupation: A Fae Wars Book 4

Books as Lilania Begley:
Slice of Pie

Sumire Series:

Bluehills Series:

Contributed to as Lilania Begley:
He Was Dead When I got There

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