"Assuming the legends were true, could humanity reverse engineer fairies out of the human genome? Could ordinary people have the makings of elves and dragons and fairies hidden in their blood and bones?"
"Survival is not enough. There has to be something else on the line. Edda has plenty of these fights over in Windborn, whenever she squares up to someone it’s not just about life or death but about what she wants it’s about how the fight stands in the way of her goals or about protecting the people she loves."
"Both of my main characters are outsiders who must change or save their world. Both are isolated and seeking connection, but David has much more of a sense of humour than my main character from Under the Lesser Moon. "
"Since the magic is channeled via enchantments, I decided the materials enchanted items were made from would dictate the kind of magic they could hold and their function."
"I wanted to do my own thing with Victories and not just copy these other franchises, but I did make sure to include awesome space battles and big mysterious alien ruins and cool alien friends and allies."
"Book two takes the promises of epic scope and runs with it. There are new locations, new cultures, new creatures, expanded magic, and world-threatening enemies."
Whether you come for the blood, death, and battle, for the layered story of two queer women, or for the exquisite worldbuilding, The Unbroken grips you tight and doesn't let go.
The coziest adventurer story since The Hobbit, The Place Below is the culmination of an engaging travel fantasy like no other.
"The force of an empire, seeking to turn its citizens into cheap fuel, versus the force of humanity, wanting to stand, to survive, to love, and to be loved."
The Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards are back for a 2021 edition: CHAOS STRIKES BACK! And this time, I get to join in on the fun.