REVIEW: “The Ruin” by Sara Norja

Review of Sara Norja, “The Ruin,” Luna Station Quarterly 21 (2015): Read online. Reviewed by Sara L. Uckelman.

Andanu and his teacher Taril are walking from their west-short town to the east-shore village where a great festival awaits them; but on their way through the forest, they discover a ruin that had never been there before — and a history that neither of them dreamt could have been true.

I was all set to really enjoy the story when it ended, suddenly and abruptly, with all the beautiful build-up for nothing. Alas, I’m left a bit dissatisfied.