Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show

Tobias Buckell was kind enough to review my novel for IGMS, saying, “It is refreshing to see a medieval fantasy novel of sorts that isn't grounded in the usual setting tropes. Mallet wafts a cool breeze reminiscent of 1001 Arabian Nights through the novel with her unique setting.”

Neo-Opsis Review

There is a nice review of The Princes of the Golden Cage by Virginia O’Dine in the issue 13 of Neo-Opsis Science Fiction Magazine, in which O’Dine says, “The novel is a fast-paced page-turner; a series of small adventures that keep the reader hooked.” adding, “I look forward to the action and larger discoveries we’re promised will come in the second novel.”


Yet another great review of The Princes of the Golden Cage by a LiveJournal user. Indongch’o says, “I wasn’t even planning on reading it the night I did- I just picked it up for a quick skim and couldn’t stop.” She calls it “a very entertaining book” and goes on saying, “The second book is only coming out in the summer, and now I’m quite anxious for it.” Thank you, Indongch’o!

(Okay, I was intrigued, so I looked it up. Indongch’o is a vine found in mountainous areas of Korea and China which is often used as a decorative motif because it symbolizes endurance and continuity.)

The Dragon Page

Two reviews of The Princes of the Golden Cage are now posted at The Dragon Page. The first is by Brian Brown. Here are some of the things he has to say: “This book is a fun, quick read. It’s a murder mystery with a fantasy backdrop. I think of it as a younger Sherlock Holmes set in the Arabian Nights universe.”

The second is a guest-review by sci-fi author Lynda Williams. Mrs. Williams says this about the book: “The Princes of the Golden Cage is a rewarding read for anyone with a taste for historically based fantasy, a supernatural mystery or just a fondness for charmingly flawed, heroic characters struggling to find their way in life.”