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Barbara G.Tarn had an intense life in the Middle Ages that stuck to her through the centuries. She prefers swords to guns, long gowns to mini-skirts, and even though she buried the warrior woman, she deplores the death of knights in shining chainmail. She likes to think her condo apartment is a medieval castle, unfortunately lacking a dungeon to throw noisy neighbors and naughty colleagues in. Also known as the Lady with the Unicorns, these days she prefers to add a touch of fantasy to all her stories, past and present – when she’s not wandering on her fantasy world of Silvery Earth or in her Star Minds futuristic universe. She’s a writer, sometimes artist, mostly a world-creator and story-teller. Two of her stories received an Honorable Mention at the Writers of the Future contest. She writes, draws, ignores her day job and blogs every other day.
on April 01, 2012 :
Disclosure: I edited this book.
Synopsis: The struggle between Humans and Genn gets vicious.
Orphaned by Human bandits, adopted by Genn, seeking revenge and becoming a warrior under a not-so-accomodating Emperor. Especially if you refuse to serve him to side with the Genn.
Welcome to Silvery Earth. Water beings, winged people, shape-shifting dragons and elf-like beings mingle with humans throughout the history of this world.
My Thoughts: When I edited this, I had only just recently read my first book in the Silvery Earth series of books, Jessamine, and like in that case, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this story. While not super-long - it could be considered a long novella, or short novel - the book is long enough to provide plenty of character development and action. The action revolves around Kurt, a human who was rescued by a Genn family after his own family was murdered in an attack on their caravan. We first meet him when he's a young teen and follow his exploits as he becomes a powerful warrior, fighting with the Genn against the discrimination against their people. The world is well developed and interesting, and any fantasy fan will find it a satisfying read. Definitely check it out.
(reviewed the day of purchase)