So a bunch has happened with Line and Orbit in the last couple of weeks (aside from just it being released). Here are a few of the highlights:
- It got 5/5 stars from Reviews by Jessewave. “This book was a revelation of beauty and a delight to read for me on so many levels, I don’t even know where to start…Easy fare this book is not, but if you’re willing to let yourself sink into its magic, you’re in for an amazing reading experience.”
- My good buddy Natalie over at Radish Reviews liked it enough to write two posts about it, one a review and one a post on the ecological themes in the book, that I swear I actually didn’t catch while it was being written. Always fun when that happens.
- USA Today gave it a positive mention. That’s awfully fun.
- And then there’s the fact that, again, a sequel (actually two sequels) is in the works, which is going very well and which we’re really excited about.
And just a reminder: Since I’ve seen a couple of people be all like I WANT MORE IN THIS ‘VERSE there are actually two short stories in existence that provide some backstory for a couple of the characters.
- “Thin Spun”, which was featured in the (fantastic) anthology Hellebore and Rue: Tales of Queer Women and Magic, and which deals with Kae as a child and a meeting with an Aalim in exile.
- “Starcrossed”, which was published in Help: Twelve Tales of Healing (a benefit anthology for Doctors Without Borders), which concerns Ying the healer and a difficult confrontation with a Protectorate Peacekeeper.
And watch this space for some freebie shorts, which I and my co-author will be posting soon.
And again, to everyone who’s read it and talked it up: Thank you so much. We’re not big names, either of us, so we’re really depending on word-of-mouth to make people aware of this book. And to the people who haven’t read it yet and intend to: The single best thing you can do if you like it is the above. It’s like presents.