I got a copy of John White’s fantasy tale, A Dead God Awakes. It’s not really like other fantasy stories. White doesn’t let the normal fantastic archetypes rule his story, and that can be a good thing.
The world building is seamless and immediately you sense the foreignness of it all, but White is able to keep from info-dumping and engages in the narrative while dropping hints about the larger world he has constructed. His writing is good (I noticed a nod to his editor in the front matter for an editor who helped trim the purple prose… White’s writing style echoes of my own, and I know it’s something I’ve battle in the past as well, but its kept to a minimum,) and it has just enough of a flowery ring to make it poetic at times, but not so much as to make it unreadable. Continue reading Review: A Dead God Awakes