Tangent has reviewed the June issue of Penumbra, and that includes a review of On Moonlit Wings. The folks at Tangent still don’t like me, though after their review of Your Cities, this was mild enough to be boring.
Anaea Lay recreates the story of Icarus in “On Moonlit Wings,” and mixes it with the tale of the Minotaur. Icarus and his father Daedulus, lifelong prisoners of the maze, find that flight is their only route of escape. They build sails from what they find within the walls, until Icarus sees his chance.
This one hits different myths, but doesn’t seem of the same quality as the others. It feels disjointed and doesn’t offer much in the way of new ideas. The ending carries a “you already know how this goes” aura of defeat.
I wonder if the pun in the last line of the first paragraph was deliberate. Also, the last line of the second paragraph makes me happy. What can I say? I have an affinity for the aura of defeat.