Hidden Animals by Anca Rotar (Review by Kat – #NerdGirlParanormal)


Title: Hidden Animals 

Author: Anca Rotar

Published Date: December 29th 2013

Genre: Poems and Short Stories


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In this collection of poems and short stories, fantastical creatures stand for all that is deeply hidden inside the human heart. Birds of all kinds live together mysteriously inside a country manor, a nobleman’s careless life is disturbed by an unexpected intruder, a monk travels a dying world in search of a god of chaos, and being the ruler of a fairy court is not all it’s made out to be. The Birds, symbolising hope, faith and sometimes fatality, the Beasts that, in their various forms, embody the allure of danger and of all that is primal, and the Spirits, which have their subtle ways of influencing all action, come together into one Hidden Animal, which is nothing but the part of human nature that always remains mysterious and unexplained.

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***Kat – #NerdGirlParanormal’s Review***
Anca’s collection of poems and short stories the book is divided in three sections, The Birds, The Beasts and The Spirits.  The poems have taken me back to school English lit classes… Where I sat and pondered what the heck they mean. It’s been a long time since I’ve read poetry, so it’s been a bit hard to grasp the meaning on first reading. They do make you think tho, and after all that’s the point is it not??

My favorite short story was The White Wolf (I love Shifter/ werewolf stories) but this tale is really reticent of the past stories rather than the present fiction stories of humans who can take form of wolves. You are whisked into a world of Count’s and European settings, along with Vienna…

I also liked the Gryphon story, and I would at times quite like to be the girl in that tale ( sorry but a room with a neverending supply of books is Heaven to most book addicts like me)

Anca obviously has a passion for her writing, it is vivid, full of imagination.

I think this is a book that you need to read again and again to get the full meaning of the poems and the short stories.

This is a debut book, and I would like to see how Anca’s writing and imagination develops a story into a full book, All the short stories have the potential to be developed into vivid and imaginative plots.

Thanks for allowing me to review this book for NerdGirl, its been a refreshing change to read poetry, the last I read being William Morris 8 years ago for my 40th birthday.


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About this author
Anca Rotar is a Romanian-born writer of poetry and fiction. She was driven to writing by her love of stories and verse, as well as by an ever-increasing fascination with mysteries and the unknown. Her biggest complaint is that there are too many interesting things in the world and hardly enough time to discover them all. She’s a very friendly creature.

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