It has taken a long time for this volume to come out and make it to mass market paperback. I have mixed feelings about this fifth collection of Chicks in Chainmail stories. This series takes the artists' ideas of women warriors, mainly chainmail bikinis, and pokes fun at the whole concept. Or it used to. In this volume the reader is treated to a very nice selection of stories involving women warriors. They are very-well written and quite entertaining. But the humor aspect is missing. A couple of the stories are a little lighter but most lack the digs of the early collections. If you are looking for more of the type of humor found earlier in this series, you might be disappointed. But you won't be disappointed in the quality of the writing presented here. An excellent collection of stories but I miss the humor. There were some jokes (some even repeated by more than one author) but not like there used to be. There was also a larger percentage of transgender and transvestite issues than in previous volumes. I personally did not find this as a flaw but was just surprised at some of the similarities of issues amongst the stories.
I'm forced to give this 5 stars simply because it's so good.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 17 years ago
The story Mightier Than the Sword by John G. Hemry alone is worth the price of the book. As usual a great series of short stories. A BUY and KEEP book at any price.
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