A whimsical fantasy bound by human relationships, adventures and desires, ‘Tiger-wolf’, by Brien Cole, plays with time and space as fact blurs with fiction and the world expands and shrinks in response to both past and present.
The delicacy and even believability of this fantastical story support an underlying message of decent human behaviour and a well-mannered and civilised society, and the reader is left with the sense that Brightwell truly believes in the nature of the society she has created in a more peaceful parallel universe- one which follows closely to the Q’ehazi people.
A beautifully imagined Teen & Young Adult US 19th Century Historical Fiction novel, A Summer with the Hermit King proves simply enchanting with Todd creating a rare sense of immediacy as he writes, his characters imbued with a certain vibrancy that elevates them beyond their time and place to bring them achingly to life.
A novel that embraces traditional action idiom whilst managing to be electrifyingly exciting Powter’s subsequent release to The Young proves every bit as good as his debut.
Incredibly powerful, instantly compelling and often heart-breaking, Belko hasn’t picked an easy subject on which to write but her willingness to steer away from a prescriptive approach means she reaches her readers on a powerful emotional level.