First the good news. From John Ottinger of Grasping for the Wind’s review of MIRRORED HEAVENS: “Very few books have ever lived up to overused description of a “non-stop thrill ride”. The Mirrored Heavens is one of those few.” He goes on to say that its “vision of a dark and terrible political future and constant and significant plot twists make this novel a book you could read twice, each time with a wholly new perspective.” I particularly appreciated his insight that in many ways the book’s more of a spy thriller than a traditional SF read; of special note is his discussion about whether it veers closer to James Bond or Jason Bourne (in the course of which he becomes the first reviewer to spot the underwater volcano homage, but that’s worth a whole ‘nother post. . .)
With a review like that, you know the karmic balance has to be evened up somewhere; credit here goes to Tia Nevitt at Fantasy Debut, who notes that the book is meant to be a “can’t put it down thriller” but that it took her months and months to read, so that’s clearly not what it is. She also finds my editor’s favorite character, Linehan, to be “repugnant”, which I’m guessing probably has something to do with his penchant for delivering one-liners while committing acts of mass-murder. And then the inimitable Claire Haskell is compared to R2D2, which I gotta admit I’m still scratching my head over. But hey, Tia, as long as you don’t invoke the Star Wars Xmas Special, I think we can still be friends.
Anyway, never mind the critics: some will like it, some will hate it, but only YOU can decide. Did I mention the mass-market is available HERE?