It’s a happy day. Yes, I woke up with bad dreams, but that was just blog fodder for the Mad Genius Club. If you’ve ever wondered about gothic novels, you may want to wander over there for a read of my thoughts on them.
What makes it a happy day is seeing this!
Scaling the Rim is a great read. It’s a short novel (or long novella, depending on where you make the cut) that follows a young woman’s adventure on a planet far from here… I don’t want to give away too much, because it’s well worth the read. This is a planetary romance of the old school, with less love story between a man and a woman (although there is that) than it is love of a land, of a wild place that will kill you if you stop fighting, but it’s home. The characters will come alive for you, as they did for me, and you’ll join me in asking the author for more. Friendships, thrilling cold that speaks to me as someone who knows what that feels like… it’s good. Honestly, I would compare this to Lois McMaster Bujold’s Shards of Honor.