The Labors of Ki'shto'ba Huge-Head: Volume Two: The Storm-Wing

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
The Champion Ki'shto'ba Huge-Head and its Companions set out across the Nu'wiv'mi Marsh. They are soon forced to do battle with the Marsh Guardians, huge sauro-avians that attack from the air. Ki'shto'ba lops off the leg of the King-Bird but fails to kill him, with ominous consequences. As the Quest continues, Ki'shto'ba slays more monsters and the Companions spend time among the Marchers. More
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About Lorinda J Taylor

A former catalogue librarian, Lorinda J. Taylor was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and worked in several different academic libraries before returning to the place of her birth, where she now lives. She has written fantasy and science fiction for years but has only recently begun to publish. Her main goal is to write entertaining and compelling fiction that leaves her readers with something to think about at the end of each story.

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About the Series: The Labors of Ki'shto'ba Huge-Head
The epic quest to reach the sea undertaken by Ki'shto'ba Huge-Head, a Shi Warrior (intelligent extraterrestrial termites) and its Companions. Along the way, they relive Earth myths, including the Trojan War (v.1) and Quest for the Golden Fleece (the later volumes).

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Audrey Driscoll reviewed on April 19, 2019

The best thing about this book (and the first and third in the series) is the blending of themes familiar to humans (curiosity, courage, fear, friendship, rivalry) with a fictional world and characters who are not humans. The first element is engaging and relatable, the second fascinating. As Ki'shto'ba and its Companions continue their journey, they encounter Sshi (termite people) communities whose cultures, languages, and diets are different from theirs. The details of these differences and the way the themes play out within the group of by now familiar characters is interesting, entertaining, and thrilling. This is a first-rate read.
(reviewed 47 days after purchase)
Chris The Story Reading Ape reviewed on Aug. 1, 2014

If, like me, you have a fondness for ancient Greek Mythology, Science Fiction stories from the 'Aliens' perspective and Fantasy (in this case, non- magical), I can wholeheartedly recommend this series (and the preceding two volume introduction 'Termite Queen' series).
Look out for great 'Intelligent Termite' parallels to the Hydra, Pearseus & Medusa and even a nod to a Termite version Beowulf.
(reviewed 43 days after purchase)

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