Blown Away by The Winds of Khalakovo

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Thus reads the title of the latest review of Winds from Adventures Fantastic. The review, which you can read in its entirety here, starts thusly:

If there is any justice in this world whatsoever, this book will be short-listed on next year's Hugo ballot.

Erm. Wow. That's incredibly gratifying to read. Every writer dreams about winning an award for their fiction, but to have someone else lay it out on the page like that is… I'm finding words difficult here. Flattering. Let's leave it at that.

The review goes on:

This one has it all:  flying ships, magic, mystery, dark secrets, buckets of intrigue (both familial and political), honor, revenge, sea serpents, selfless sacrifice, a wedding dance that's just short of combat, assassinations, ship eating squids, and after a fashion, unrequited love. Lifelong friends will become bitter enemies; bitter enemies will become staunch allies.  And for all involved, everything will change.

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  1. Robert

    August 31, 2011 at 10:10 am

    W00t!!! Go Brad!

    • Brad

      August 31, 2011 at 10:34 am

      Thanks, Robert!