More Good News!
The Heir of Night has had another great review, this time in Fantasy Book Review in the UK, although it’s by a Melbourne-based reviewer: very international!
Here’s the lead-in:
“How many times have you heard the phrase “never judge a book by its cover”? It’s a fair question, but I think that sometimes, as readers, we need to go further and never judge a book by its premise. I’m beginning to find that just because a book has what appears to be a stereotypical premise does not necessarily mean that the book itself will be stereotypically dull …
But I must admit my favourite phrase comes right at the end:
… in a world where fantasy books are often decried as a dime a dozen, Helen Lowe’s The Heir of Night is a bright jewel unlooked for, but greatly appreciated”
You can read the full review here.
As an author, it’s a real buzz when you receive feedback from readers who’ve enjoyed your work—and both Susan and Rebecca have agreed to let me share what they said:
Susan (from Oklahoma):
“I stumbled onto “Heir of Night” and I can’t tell you how much I am enjoying it! Your characters are quite detailed; they feel like real people to me, not cardboard cutout characters. I can’t think of anything I don’t like about this book, except the wait for the second book! J “
Rebecca (from NZ)
“I’ve finished reading Heir of Night and I loved it … The world you’ve created captivated me but there was a seriousness about it all that made a big impression. The characters have to live up to so much.”