Electric Review

Culture & Criticism From the Far Distant Realms

Quick Takes On New Fiction

ARK STORM. Linda Davies. Forge.

Ark Storm

Cover courtesy of Forge.

The best thing about Linda Davies writing is found in its ability to compel you to have to know more – something in the plot just always seems to catch you in the ‘I have to see what happens next’ cycle. And Ark Storm is no exception. Here, a flood of biblical proportions propels Davies’ writing to the edge. Readers who love that thrill-a-minute ride won’t be disappointed.

Also of Interest

GIDEON SMITH AND THE BRASS DRAGON. David Barnett. Tor.

Gideon Smith & the Brass Dragon

Cover courtesy of Forge.

Action and adventure reign in this paperback set in an 1890s fictional world, most of which suffocates under the rule of Queen Victoria. Here, America cannot recognize its once muscular reflection, as pirates loot the countryside and chaos runs rampant. Now it’s all up to Gideon Smith to restore some semblance of order. In Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon, the pages seem to turn themselves as Barnett’s crisp narrative grips and does not let go.

by John Aiello

Advertisements

3 comments on “Quick Takes On New Fiction

  1. Elan Mudrow
    September 9, 2014

    Nice review, well written!
    check out:
    litrotavator.com

  2. Pingback: Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon – publication day! | Postcards from the Hinterland

  3. Pingback: Brass Dragon reviews round-up | Postcards from the Hinterland

Talk to Rat:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on September 9, 2014 by in 2014, In the Spotlight, Rat On Fiction & Nonfiction, September 2014 and tagged , , , , .
In accordance with FTC Guidelines on blogging and product reviews, The Electric Review discloses that the books, records, DVDS and other products reviewed are submitted to us by publishers, record labels, publicity firms, artists, manufacturers and creators free of charge. The Electric Review further states that these entities and individuals submit materials to us of their own volition and understand that the submission of material is for discretionary consideration by the Editor and is not to be construed as to be in ‘exchange’ for a review.
The Electric Review does not serve as a ‘for-hire’ advertising vehicle and the submission of material for review creates no agreement either express or implicit requiring us to provide comment on a book, record, film, product or event. In sum, The Electric Review accepts no payment for the publication of a review. Instead, commentary is published as a free public service with reviews based solely on merit and the lasting classroom or cultural value of a given work: this compendium of essays meant to serve as an electronic library and on-going teaching resource surveying the 21st-century landscape.
Website copyright: John Aiello & The Electric Review. All rights reserved.
Violations of this notice are subject to sanction under United States Code: Title 17.
Reproduction of material from any Electric Review pages without the written permission of John Aiello or the named author is strictly prohibited.
%d bloggers like this: