The Spirit Play


Fiction - Fantasy - General
176 Pages
Reviewed on 02/03/2021
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Author Biography

I'm a New York based Dominican American with a huge love for anything scifi and fantasy. Writing, like drawing and playing video games, is something I've enjoyed since early childhood. I also love traveling and experiencing new places, which I mostly do with my partner.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

The Spirit Play is a work of fiction in the action, paranormal and LGBTQ+ sub-genres, and was penned by author Mig Lopez. The work is intended for the mature reading audience, due to the presence of scenes of violence, the use of sensitive subject matter, and scenes of a sexual nature. This work is a combination of two novellas, the first of which is the titular Spirit Play, depicting an exciting game of wits and war as contestants engage in a deadly battle with supernatural gifts to fight for their immortal souls. In Half Way (at the End), we meet a couple who track back over their relationship as the world ends around them.

Author Mig Lopez has crafted two very different stories in this work of collected fiction, with plenty of dynamic characters, wild ideas, and tender moments to offer readers variety and drama. I had a personal preference for the first story, which had some fantastic mythological references and powerful, cinematic descriptions to engage readers’ imaginations as the high stakes action played out. But there was plenty of romantic charm, pathos, and the loving representation of two husbands settling their differences in the second tale, which romance fans will adore for its original storytelling presentation. In both stories, there was an excellent flair for dialogue especially, which felt as though it came from distinctive voices through strong character work. Overall, I would recommend The Spirit Play to fans of quirky original fiction, unusual emotional narratives, and to novella readers everywhere.

Paola Delgado

I really enjoyed it!

Dayi

very fun and entertaining, highly recommended.

Yami Navarro

Miguel has a witty, very entertaining way of writing. The first story on this book is very fast paced and fun.. I feel as if I were viewing it in a movie. Very intense and unexpected. He takes us on a ride to the unknown "what happens after we die?" I wished my eyes could read faster as I sat on edge during "The Game".

On his foreword, he explains how he created his story and I've never seen anything like it!!! It's genius!!!

The second story is more laid back and romantic. Reader beware of mature scenes.

Keep an open mind for both stories and enjoy them as they are: fantastic, witty, fun, romantic.
Actually made me think of my time here on Earth and how I'm spending it, the fragility of life and how easily it could end, definitely pushing me to invest more of my time and energy in what matters most: my family and loved ones. PS. I need to star dressing nicer even if I work from home..... I wouldn't want to spend eternity in these PJ's lol

Thank you Mig for an awesome read!!

Reina C.

Entertaining and intense.
Cant wait to see what comes next.
This needs to be made into a movie.