C.S.E. Cooney said something very nice about The Serpent Sea:
Martha Wells makes great monsters. And great everything else too. Plot, pacing, character arc and empathy, subterranean battles, leviathans, love scenes. Everything at once muscular and delicate. Subtleties. Sensitivities. I want to breathe the air of her worlds - and fly with the Raksura there.
I really needed to read that this morning. I've got a bad headache, either sinus from the rapid cold-warm fronts that have been coming through, or from the dust from the open ceiling, or both. I see a lot of vacuuming and mopping in my immediate future.
A Turn of Light by Julie E. Czerneda
A young woman trapped between two worlds must risk everything to save both in Czerneda’s charming character-driven fantasy of rich magic, multilayered characters, and dangerous choices. Jenn Nalynn longs to travel far beyond the remote village of Marrowdell to find adventure and true love. Unfortunately Jenn is “turn-born,” born in the narrow Verge where the mortal world and a magical realm overlap, and bound to the land by her birth; any attempt to leave Marrowdell will release the Verge’s wild magic, bringing chaos and death to both worlds. As Jenn’s 19th birthday approaches, along with the eclipse called the Great Turn, Jenn is drawn toward the dangerous Verge and torn between the two men she loves: an exiled prince and a disgraced dragon-turned-human sent by forces across the Verge to guard her. Science fiction author Czerneda (the Stratification series) will charm fantasy readers with multidimensional characters, a vivid setting, and powerful themes of hope and renewal. Publishers Weekly
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March 6th, 10:39