This is my first book tour in a long time, definitely the first in 2020. Please excuse the fact that I’m posting at 9PM my time on the day it was supposed to go up… I’ve been working insane overtime and the month slipped by me. ANYWAY, enough of my excuses and onto the book stuff!
I finished Luke’s book, Vultures earlier this year and man that was a wild ride. I haven’t posted a review for it yet, I’m actually working on it now. It’s taking me a long time because it’s a very difficult book to review. The surreal and other-worldly nature of it all and characters that defy categories make it difficult to capture in just a few paragraphs of a review. The whole thing felt like a bad trip or an intense dream-like experience. I read a fuck ton of books, about a hundred or two hundred a year depending on my free time – which means it takes quite a bit of imagination and freshness for me to sit back and think, “I haven’t seen that before”.
While we wait for me to get my shit together and write a full review, here’s Nick T Borelli’s GR review: 5 star review!!!!
The World Maker Parable
I am not a “cover person”. I generally don’t give a fuck what the cover looks like and I don’t collect pretty covers for my shelves. There are a select few exceptions. I love Josiah Bancroft, Benedict Patrick’s, and Jesse Teller’s covers. I think I may add Luke Tarzian’s to the list because I just love the clean and popping look of these covers.
I have not read The World Maker Parable. I had every intention of doing so in preparation for this book tour but I’ve been working 60-70 hour work weeks all through April and I have not had any free time what-so-ever. That said, one of the first books I’m going to pick up when I do have the time is this one. It’s actually a prequel to Vultures, so you don’t have to have read that one to start up with World Maker’s Parable.
Rhona is a faithful servant of the country Jémoon and a woman in love. Everything changes when her beloved sets the ravenous Vulture goddess loose upon the land. Forced to execute the woman she loves for committing treason, Rhona discovers a profound correlation between morality and truth. A connection that might save her people or annihilate them all.
You are a lie…
Varésh Lúm-talé is many things, most of all a genocidal liar. A falsity searching for the Phoenix goddess whom he believes can help him rectify his atrocities. Such an undertaking is an arduous one for a man with missing memories and a conscience set on rending him from inside out. A man whose journey leads to Hang-Dead Forest and a meeting with a Vulture goddess who is not entirely as she seems.
The themes and tones of the last book were about redemptions, anxiety, guilt, family ties, love, and loss. Grief was a common core between many of his characters in the last book, and from the sound of this blurb, it looks like it’s going to be a major focus of this one as well. As someone who has anxiety issues myself, I found that it was a very real take on what it’s like to constantly have self-doubt and live in a world of uncertainty.
While we wait… even longer… for my review of World Maker Parable to come out, here’s a review from Bookends&Bagends on GR: 5 star review!
About the author:
“Fantasy Author. Long Doggo Enthusiast. Snoot Booper. Shouter of Profanities. Drinker of Whiskey. These are all titles. I’m the Khaleesi nobody wanted and the one they certainly didn’t deserve, but here we are”