The strongest part of Pyre was the prose. The first person narration has a lyrical quality, filled with descriptions rich with dream-like imagery, slipping effortlessly between reality and Ember’s own dreams. Ember herself is strong and determined, qualities which initially drew the Voice to her. The Voice, on the other hand, is cynical and mocking. He accompanies Ember more out of curiosity and boredom, and his own chance at freedom and survival, than because he has any interest in her welfare.
Sunday, June 08, 2014
Black Gate review of Pyre
My latest self-published book review is up at Black Gate. This month it's Pyre by R.B. Kannon. Here's a brief excerpt: