Saturday, October 24, 2015
Fathers and Demons: Another New Review
At this point in time, Neil Aplin's new 5-star review of Fathers and Demons has appeared only on Smashwords. I'm hoping he puts it up on Amazon soon. Here is the review:
In Fathers and Demons; Glimpses of the Future, Lorinda J. Taylor develops the character of one of her most fascinating protagonists, the Captain Robbie Nikalishin, who despite constant mispronouncements of his surname conquers this as well as the traumatic initial journey into the depths of the galaxy from a previous novel to find himself strong enough to accept the offer of a second mission, whilst at the same time learning more of the nature of the remnants of religiosity in the 28th century, particularly the Jewish culture and faith, interlaced with a generous helping of ruminations on the father-son/mother-son relationships.
Perhaps an unusual juxtaposition for a story to start from, but Lorinda J. Taylor's imagination never strays too far from the unusual, and never fails to extract empathy and interest in equal measure from the reader. It is a concoction worth the sampling. Looking at the world through Robbie's eyes can be frustrating and indeed sometimes challenging, but never dull!
We await the next episode of the Nikalishin saga with anticipation, not a little dread but the hope of some success.
The "previous novel" that Neil Aplin mentions is my WIP The Man Who Found Birds among the Stars. I'm definitely planning to publish the opening segment of that marathon opus as soon as I can fit it into my schedule. At the moment I'm still working on the sequel to the series The Labors of Ki'shto'ba Huge-Head. More information will be forthcoming.