Sunday, August 04, 2013

Black Gate Review of Sorrel in Scarlet

My latest review for Black Gate is now online.  This month, I review Peter Vialls's Sorrel in Scarlet. Here's a small taste:
Sorrel in Scarlet is an old-fashioned sword and sorcery tale (with just a little bit of early industrial technology), which put me in mind of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s John Carter series, not least because of the abundance of red and the scantiness of clothing. But there’s also the obvious parallel of the heroes finding themselves lost in a strange land and coming to the rescue of the people there. I do think this book comes across favorably in the comparison, since the heroine, Sorrel, is less superhuman than Captain Carter, and thus her adventures are more believable.

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