Ahoy there me mateys! I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . .
the imlen brat (Sarah Avery)
Title: the imlen brat
Author: Sarah Avery
Illustrator: Kate Baylay
Publisher: Point Quay Press
Publication Date: TODAY!! (e-book)
Me first thought after completing this book was “That’s all? . . . F*ck I did it again!” Arrrrghhh! Remember the last time I thought a novella was a novel? Yup. This too is a novella, and I want more!
The title of this story is what caught me attention. The protagonist is 7 year old Stisele of Imlen. The brat. She is a member of the royal court as an adoptive daughter of the ruler. Stisele is considered to have unfortunate parentage and her current situation stems from her birth.
She is a stubborn, feisty, knucklehead. She wants to be a pirate! The author does a great job of making Stisele a bratty child with an unusual presence that makes her so engaging.
The small glimpse given of the world building, characters, magic and politics were so compelling that I am greedy for more. I don’t want to spoil it for ye though so this be all the details yer gettin’ . . .
Side note: this novella was completed with the help of a Kickstarter. Cool huh?
So lastly . . .
Thank you Point Quay Press!
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