Monday, March 28, 2016

Jason Denzel / Mystic / Brilliant Debut

Foolish boy that I am
I unwittingly requested and received
The eARC for Mystic by Jason Denzel
Not paying attention
Did not notice
I only got a "Preview Excerpt"

Most of the book was there
Not the last chapters of the book
I burned through the ARC
Smokn' Hot Story
Totally Captivated
The ARC stopped short
What Happens Next??
Bummed, Sad, Dejected

Just could not bring myself to post a reaction
I had not finished the book
I waited
The book finally arrived
I burned my way to the finish
Great Stuff!

Near the end
Yikes! Philip Pullman could have written this
Not a comfortable conclusion
But wait, another chapter to read

One of the best
Lonely serf girl tries to make good
Wants to be a Mystic
Magic maker of the forest and such

This is one terrific Heroic Myth
All the elements are present
A must read


New Music to the library
An old friend of mine from 1973
Over-nite Sensation
Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention
One of my persona all-time favorite songs Montana

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Fran Wilde / Updraft / Wonderful World Build

In a city rising higher and higher
Built of living, growing bone spires
People fly everywhere
All trade is carried by flyers

Kirit Densira is coming of age
Kirit wants nothing more than to be a trader
Her mother is one of the best
Her missing father, one of the best

Politics being politics, there is a Catch 22
Kirit must strap on her wings
The Wing Test is her only path to being a trader

The fail in this Heroic Journey is spectacular
The journey after failure, amazing
Kirit is someone you want to get to know
Someone you want to cheer for
The story, so much more than you think at first reading

Updraft book 1 of Bone Universe, will stay with you
You will wait impatiently with me for more
Fran Wilde has penned an outstanding debut novel
Fran Wilde is on my Must Read list


Music you didn't know about but want to hear
The Green 
James Maddock, a songwriter's songwriter