Ahoy there me mateys! I received an eArc of this sci-fi novella through NetGalley in exchange for me honest musings . . .
This novella reminds me of why I need to read more of Tchaikovsky’s work. I might not have any idea where the story is going but I always enjoy the experience.
This is written in second person which took some getting used to. It follows Torquell, a headman’s son, on his inadvertent hero’s journey to fight the ogres i.e. Masters. There is a blend of dystopian, fairy tales (both ogres and Robin Hood), social commentary, and some humor.
I really enjoyed getting to read about Torquell’s life and exploits. I also really enjoyed the ogress Isadora and her assistant Minith. The evolving plot kept me intrigued and I really loved the ending. Recommended for sure. Arrr!
Goodreads has this to say about the novel:
Ogres are bigger than you.
Ogres are stronger than you.
Ogres rule the world.
It’s always idyllic in the village until the landlord comes to call.
Because the landlord is an Ogre. And Ogres rule the world, with their size and strength and appetites. It’s always been that way. It’s the natural order of the world. And they only eat people sometimes.
But when the headman’s son, Torquell, dares lift his hand against the landlord’s son, he sets himself on a path to learn the terrible truth about the Ogres, and about the dark sciences that ensured their rule.
To visit the author’s website go to:
Adrian Tchaikovsky – Author
To buy the novel visit:
ogres – Book
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