In Metal, In Bone
by An Owomoyela
Edited by Jonathan Strahan
Cover Artist: For the online story: Kathleen Jennings
Review by Sam Tomaino
Night Shade Online Magazine
Date: 28 March 2013
The Eclipse Online original anthology series from Night Shade Books is now available free online (see our links section above).
Eclipse Online is a free, online publication. No subscription or sign-up is required. A story is released by Editor Jonathan Strahan every first and fourth Monday of the month and they stay around for a while. Check them out.
Each new story will be reviewed separately. "In Metal, In Bone" by An Owomoyela, was posted on March 22, 2013.
In the country of Mortova, civil war has raged for 20 years. Control of the government has shifted back and forth. The world has finally taken notice and the President of the country want to know something of those who have died. Benine can touch something and know something if its history.
He is brought the bones of the unidentified dead, those that have had their dog tags removed by their killers. He reads the bones in an effort to pacify dead. A haunting, well-told tale with a real chill. Highly recommended.
Look for this and more stories at Esclipse Online.