A few weeks ago, I posted a link to a review of the second half of the Shadowbridge duology, Lord Tophet.
And now out of the blue comes a somewhat late-to-the-party review of my short story collection from Golden Gryphon, Attack of the Jazz Giants & Other Stories. I have to thank reviewer Chris East for his very kind words as regards the stories contained therein. Going to go strut around and drink whiskey now (I know, I know—how’s that different from any other night?).
Strangely gratifying to have a book reviewed glowingly years after its debut…but weird too in that it should have been just one adventure—SHADOWBRIDGE—and not two. Then again, if Random House hadn’t split them up, would I have ever seen this amazing cover?
Right now, the Kindle edition of my novel SHADOWBRIDGE is available via BookBub for $0.99
Sprung from a timeless dream, Shadowbridge is a world of linked spans arching high above glittering seas. It is a world of parading ghosts, inscrutable gods, and dangerous magic. Most of all, it is a world of stories.
No one knows those stories better than Leodora, a young shadow-puppeteer who travels Shadowbridge collecting the intertwining tales and myths of each place she passes through, then retells them in performances whose genius has begun to attract fame . . . and less welcome attention.
For Leodora is fleeing a violent past, as are her two companions: her manager, Soter, an elderly drunkard who also served Ledora’ s father, the legendary puppeteer Bardsham; and Diverus, her musical accompanist, a young man who has been blessed, and perhaps cursed, by the touch of a nameless god.