holidays

Starving Review: The Legend of The Engineer: A New Year’s Holiday Tale by Lori Alden Holuta

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The Legend of The Engineer: A New Year’s Holiday Tale by Lori Alden Holuta (Amazon, Goodreads)

This week, we are serving up short stories in the Starving Review kitchen.  The Legend of The Engineer is a short tale set in the world of The Brassbright Chronicles, which we have been served a meal from before.  The first was a bright, cheery steampunk dish for younger readers.  Will this small slice from that same cake taste as good or will it be diminished by the smaller portion?

As the pneumatic table service sets the plates, let us recall the Starving Review bylaws:

  1. I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre
  2. I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible

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Starving Review: A Fairy Extraordinary Christmas Story by A. J. York

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A Fairy Extraordinary Christmas Story by A. J. York (Amazon, Goodreads)

Good morning, my literary foodies!  No doubt you stagger to your computer or tablet, gorged on Thanksgiving turkey (if you’re a United Statesian that is), eager to get another slice of literary pie.  Fortunately, I have just the perfect little tidbit of holiday joy, just enough to fill you up but not leave you bloated!

Before we get to it, let’s sing the Starving Review Canto:

  1. I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre
  2. I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible

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Book News: Some more sneak peeks on the horizon

Just a quick update here!

As you may have seen in earlier topics, I’m going to be out of town for the next two weeks doing holiday things with the family.  It’s been twenty years since my last Christmas with them so I’ll be understandably preoccupied.  Not to worry, there’s still going to be writing articles, Starving Reviews, and some other treats coming the weeks ahead, just not quite as many as usual.

Speaking of treats, expect some more sneak peeks into Incorruptible and The Twelfth Labor ahead.  A peek at a table of contents, book cover art, and some chapter reveals, all of that is coming in the weeks ahead.

If you want to get your hands up to your elbows in the creative process, there’s still time and room for more beta readers.  Just check out this post here for more information.

Good luck and good writing!