Review: Misery's Way

Misery's Way: A Kit Colbana World Story - B.J. Daniels

Misery's Way is a short story set in the Kit Colbana world. Now, I admit that I have never read a book in this series, so I assume that I'm just a little (or a lot) lost because of that, but part of the confusion is not from reading a tale with an unknown story, but also because of how disjointed this tale is.


First, I'll comment that Misery's Way is actually a very very short story in itself. The story itself ends 38% into the MOBI, leaving the rest filled up with a bonus novella.


Frankie has a gift... or a curse. She feeds off of misery, but she can also heal the pains, illnesses, and injuries that ail humans. To live, she must both feed and heal, a strange contradiction. Hiding as a faith healer, she travels with her friend Saleel, and that is where the story starts.


I have mixed feelings about this story. I liked Frankie, but we never really learn what - or who - she is. This story also introduces us to Kit, the main character in the series. While the story is told from Frankie's POV, it gets a little confusing once she gets into Kit's head.


I wish this was a longer story about Frankie, I really do. As it is, it feels as if it's only part of a story that may never be finished, since it's not part of the main storyline. If the author ever publishes a longer story about Frankie and Saleel, I think I'd be interested in reading it. As an introduction into the Kit Colbana world, however, this didn't really work for me.


Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.