The Emperor's Revenge

Fiction - Short Story/Novela
21 Pages
Reviewed on 01/24/2019
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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

The Emperor's Revenge by Kevin Hopson is a short story based on The Emperor’s New Clothes. After a pair of weavers took his money and silks for new clothes and then humiliated him in front of everyone, the Emperor wants justice but it seems that the weavers have disappeared. He sends his nephew Asgall, the Commander of the Emperor’s Guard, to find them with two of his best men. As they track the weavers down to bring them to justice, Asgall and his men find out that there is more to this story than first met the eye and the weavers are not the only ones involved.

The Emperor’s Revenge by Kevin Hopson was a neat little story that followed on from the classic fairytale. It was a really well-written story, short, to the point, but with plenty going on. The story starts on a high note and continues all the way through, well paced and very descriptive. Kevin Hopson has developed his characters incredibly well in such a short space, providing readers with a full picture of who they are. The story seemed to end on a bit of a cliff-hanger, leading me to think that there may be another story in the offing. Kevin Hopson shows great imagination; there haven’t been too many stories like this, based around fairytales, and this one has been written as if the original fairytale author had decided to write a bit more to his story. Great book, and I hope there is there another one to continue the story.