Pfand X by Lazlo Zalezac

Description: It is a harsh cruel world in which danger lurks for the unwary. After a small town is wiped out, ten families sign the Pfand X, the pledge of ten, in which they promise to support and help each other in good times and bad. After 18 generations, the families of the Pfand X are once again threatened.
Size: 516 KB ( ~ 97,849 words)
Age Rating: Older than 17
Tags: Drama, Politics

Review by richardshagrin   [other reviews by richardshagrin]

Reviewed: 2016-03-18

It's a wonderful story. If you haven't read it yet, start immediately. If you don't have time or energy to read the whole thing, at least read the last sentence. Truer words have never been spoken.

I try hard not to write spoilers in reviews. So I won't discuss what happens, but if you don't like it, you're wrong. It's by an author of wonderful stories. As a critic I have to say something critical, so, the author's name is hard to spell.

Using my standard six is a C, seven a B, eight an A and nine an A plus, the Plot is an eight, and Technical Quality is a nine. Appeal to reviewer is a nine as well. Why not tens? Well, I try to give at most one ten a month and there is nearly half of March left. I might read another story that is even better, that I want to give the ten to. Lazlo has a number of stories I might want to re-read and give the ten to.

If you don't like the story, let me know why and I will turn in my reviewer credential on Fine Stories.

Plot: 8 | Technical Quality: 9 | Appeal to Reviewer: 9