Hym and Hur have known each other for generations. They go through the earth causing either good or bad things to happen to people, but only in a fun way, of course. Well, fun for them. This time, they make a deal with Death. Unfortunately, they were unaware of the trick Death decided to pull on them. In the end, they were scrambling for a way to undo what he’d done.
Hym and Hur is a short story that makes for a quick and entertaining read. Hur obviously delights in doing good for others, while Hym can’t help himself but play slightly meaner practical jokes. Together, they balance each other out. It was interesting trying to read a short story after all of the novels I’ve been reading. It felt like it jumped around a lot because in each chapter, you’d be in a different setting. There were a few times it actually confused me and I had to think about it for a bit. To be honest, it would have been nice to have seen the story fleshed out more. All in all, it was a fun little read to see how they’d outsmart Death. And Death was quite the character himself.