“Written with an arsenal of tension-building armaments, and wearing all the hallmarks of a science fiction thriller that’s done its worldbuilding homework, Garcia’s first novel leaves readers eagerly anticipating a sequel. Lex Talionis sings a bloody song of both forgetting and redemption, and of the price we pay for a little tenderness, when least we expect to be taxed for our freedoms.”
It is ongoing right now! Readercon 2015 is taking place July 9-12, 2015 at Burlington Mariott in Burlington, MA.
If you are in the area, stop by to meet W. B. J. Williams, the author of the enchanting medieval romantic adventure “The Garden at the Roof of the World.”
W. B. J. Williams will be appearing on multiple panels, and can also be seen in the dealers’ room, which sports a beautiful display of Dragonwell titles:
Win a free print copy of this enchanting debut epic that critics are calling “fascinating” and “richly detailed” and characterize as “probably the best novel I read so far this year”. The giveaway is open from June 8 to July 8 in US, UK, Canada, and Australia. Enter the giveaway here:
“Fascinating…very engaging!” — SFCrowsnest
A desert world. A warrior nation that worships its emperor as a god. But for Ashamet, its prince, a future filled with danger…
Ashamet is confident his swordsmanship, and his arranged marriage, will be enough to maintain the empire’s peace. But when a divine symbol magically appears on his arm, closely followed by an attempt on his life, he no longer knows who to trust. Worse, the strange attraction he feels toward a foreign slave could be another trap. As events unravel, too fast, Ashamet must find out if this innocent young male is a tool for his enemies–or the magic key to his survival.
“Ashamet, Desert-Born” is a debut adventure fantasy with an exotic Arabian-style setting and elements of same-sex romance.