The Geomancer

9/14/07

Various and Sundry

Great Publishers Weekly review for Joel Shepherd's forthcoming Killswitch, the third and final (?) book in the Cassandra Kresnov series. PW loves the book, which they describe as, “Robert Ludlum meets Elizabeth Moon in this classic military SF adventure, buoyed by Shepherd’s knack for balancing crisp action with characters you can really root for.”

Nothing to argue with there, right?

Meanwhile, Fantasy Book Critic proclaims that “not only was The Blade Itselfbetter than I could have hoped for, but I find it hard to imagine anyone not liking this fantasy extravaganza…” Most appreciated are the comparisons to Glen Cook, Scott Lynch & Steven Erikson, as is the sentiment that, with it's traditional quest set up, Abercrombie's book is “simultaneously an homage to fantasy of old, a satirical riff on clich├ęs common within the genre, and a contemporary revision.”

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