Thursday, 31 December 2015

Ken Liu - The Grace Of Kings (2015)

My review of Ken Liu's 'The Grace Of Kings' is up now at Fantasy Faction. Long a writer to watch for his excellent and moving short stories, Liu's debut novel, the first in a new Fantasy series, is no less incredible; a unique blend of Chinese historical and mythological influences and epic Fantasy that tells the tale of two rebel warriors bringing down an Empire who ultimately must face each other. Read more at the link.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Rachel Pollack - Unquenchable Fire (1988)

This time in the neglected classics series, I'm talking about 'Unquenchable Fire' by Rachel Pollack, This is another book I've wanted to write about for some time. It's a really interesting mixture of the everyday life and the mythic, set in an America transfigured by spiritual and religious revolution. It's about spirituality versus religious hypocrisy, and the importance of story telling as a method of communion - something that links us, allows us to share experiences and empathise with others. Read more at the link.