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Ghost Hunter's Chronicles

(1) Sleepy River (Sentinel)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 18th March 2002 (1)
Tags: Novelette

This story is apparently modelled after "The Blair Witch Project" but since I haven't seen that, I don't know how close or how far it resembles it. It does have the feel of a classic horror movie (complete with "oh you stupid idiot, don't do that" moments). I'm not entirely sure whether it managed to be as scary as it was trying to be, but there were certainly spooky moments. It also pursues the "Blair is a powerful Shaman" piece of fanon as well as a few other bits. This is, however, a Prologue, and what that boils down to is that it's really only Chapter 1 of a continuing story, so one can't really consider it in isolation, without the next story. So look at the next story's comments.

(2) The Confraternity of the Earth Children (Sentinel)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 18th March 2002 (2)
Tags: Novelette

It was the title of this story which caught my attention and made me want to read this story. Something with such an unusual word as "Confraternity" seemed likely to be more than just a run-of-the-mill story. It was presented in an interesting way, with some intriguing things to start off with, but unfortunately, there were two insurmountable (for me) problems. The first (and less important) problem was the gratuitous use of the Pokemons; as far as I can see, they served no purpose in the story except to be cute. They didn't advance the plot, and they were completely illogical and didn't belong. The second problem was the "Claytons" Blair -- the Blair you have when you aren't having a Blair. I'm sorry, I just don't want to read a story like that -- I want Jim and I want Blair. Not some substitute.