I bought this low-priced eBook on the strength of a positive review in F&SF magazine. I found it entertaining and I'm not at all sorry, but I shall not be actively looking for the expected sequels. As the reviewer wrote, this novel does a pretty good job of coaxing novelty out of what are by now fairly well-used tropes. It's the first person narrative of a mentally and physically strong woman in a world where myths, magic and aliens are all real, but kept hidden. Think of V I Warshawski in X-men with a small hint of American Gods - though not showing the skill and humour of any of those. The blurb on the Kindle sale page and the "look inside" sample will give you a good idea.
The plot includes a powerful personal menace for the narrator character and ends with her having survived a concrete threat. (Survival is implied by the use of the first person so I don't think that's a spoiler.) The main menace, though is left unexplained and unresolved - a weakness in my opinion, especially if it's meant to help sequels.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 624 KB
- Print Length: 207 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N35GZCW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 4 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,509,319 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)