Author: Charlie Cochet
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Rating: 5 stars
Type: Flash Fiction Collection
Received from Publisher
Blurb: Flash Fiction Stories in the THIRDS Universe
Join us as we celebrate the THIRDS universe with this collection of flash fiction stories written to prompts submitted by fans. Sometimes we want to know more about our favorite characters. Where they came from, how they became who they are, their families, friendships, and past heartaches. These snippets of moments in time offer an inside look at the lives of our favorite THIRDS characters. Whether it’s first shifts, the forging of unbreakable bonds, or a night full of shenanigans, these stories are sure to enrich your THIRDS reading experience.
All royalties from this book will be donated to the Big Cat Rescue. http://bigcatrescue.org/
Review: I love the THIRDS stories and universe. If anyone pays even the barest hint of attention to my reviews that’s pretty obvious. This collection of flash fiction is a wonderful accompaniment to the THIRDS series. Ever wonder what really happened that time Sloane filled Dex’s pocket’s with catnip? So many felids. So much sniffing. Poor Dex. They sniffed for catnip everywhere. Yeah, everywhere. And there are boxes! What felid doesn’t want to be in a box? Felids go in the box, felids do not want to come out of the box. Dex with a laser pointer for the win! A significant portion of these stories are filled with Dex being the funny, irreverent, 80’s loving guy we all know and love, but a lot of them aren’t here just for comedic effect, and several of the stories don’t even feature Dex.
This collection is a wonderful assortment of details and offers additional character development the books just don’t have space for. We get told of specific incidences in the books and get to see them fleshed out, here. We see a single dad raising two boys and struggling with the unfairness of their differences. This gives so much more insight into Tony than Dex’s comments about being upset when Cael got his Therian tattoo.
I think as a flash fiction collection this could be read without reading the THIRDS series of books as each story provides a discrete scene, but they provide such a rich source of additional information and characterization I would strongly encourage any THIRDS reader to pick this up as soon as possible.