Sometimes it’s worth it to get led to a book.Â I roomed with Kris Dikeman atÂ the Starry Heaven writing workshop in Flagstaff, and she recommended N.K. Jeminsin to me.Â Then I was at World Fantasy in Cleveland and bidding on the P.K. Dick awardÂ table when I noticed The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, bid on it, and then became enchanted.
I found it fabulous.Â Awards-ballot fabulous.Â New voice to fantasy fabulous.Â It’sÂ a brave, confident book full of gods and power and sensuality and danger.
Of note – the second book is out now, The Broken Kingdoms.Â I have already ordered it, and will be waiting impatiently for my Amazon Tote.