Wednesday 16 May 2012

Book review: The Backworlds by M. Pax

I picked up The Backworlds (launched on this blog) a week ago and finished it within the day. The only reason this review is so late in coming is because I am a lazy bum. Word. :)

The Backworlds (Book 1)The Backworlds by M. Pax
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Run out of house and town by the Verkinn council elders at the instigation of his father, twenty-year-old Craze sets off to Elstwhere in search of his fortune. Craze soon falls in with two aviarmen, Lepsi - who’s trying to trump his brother Frederoy, and Talos - determined to establish a trade route in honour of his mother, in search of a new home. Their crazy new partnership leads them to adventure, dangerous places, and lots of money, or so they hope.

M. Pax writes with stunning imagery, creating a wonderful world of different species, bio-engineered humans and space travel. Her characters are vivid and varied, emerging fully-formed in your imagination. Her writing style is breezy and easy to read.

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Content Rating:
T, due to minor coarse language, and minor suggestive adult themes.

To pick up this book for free, check out my book launch post here. You can also visit the author here.

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