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Sunday, May 29, 2022
A Touch of Death (The Outlands Pentalogy #1)
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Rebecca Crunden gives us a complex heroine in Catherine, raised in affluence while hearing a lifetime of lies about a dystopian society. A Touch of Death follows Catherine's journey into the Outlands with a man she despises: the brother of the man she loves. Along the way, we see the many ways the corrupt can justify cruelty, the eloquent can hide murder, and the heroic can defy everything. Crunden delivers a fast-paced narrative, propelled by action and conflicted emotions.
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Friday, May 13, 2022
New SciFi Artwork: General Sydra, Woman Warrior
General Sydra, one of the Maintainers in Sons of Taldra. I won this free commission from O. P. Holden’s Project Octavian group by signing up for their weekly mailing list. Other scifi writers who want to do the same should sign up right away.
From O. P. Holden: “We’re putting together an anthology of short stories with a team of talented artists, writers, and editors, and currently open to submissions. We’re also looking for potential beta-readers interested in grading and critiquing short stories before they’re released for publication.” Read more details at Manga Raiders.
Picture description: A Black woman in her late thirties, with a weapon over one hand. She wears the gray and black uniform of a Maintainer in Sons of Taldra: A Science Fiction Adventure.
In Sons of Taldra, the Maintainers are the judges, juries, police, and military of the human home world. Some of them are violent, corrupt, or power-hungry, but Sydra only wants to help and protect people.
Please read the Sons of Taldra review at Doctor Who Online and please follow O. P. Holden on Twitter.
Support #ProjectOctavian by signing up to our email list: https://t.co/hr2cA5Ifyy! You'll receive a chance to win #free #art at the start of each month by one of our talented #artists! pic.twitter.com/22ZbnJaqYH— O. P. Holden (@Ope1ativ3) May 7, 2022