August 18, 2019

Review: Prince of Storms by Kay Kenyon.

A series finale is always exhilarating, yet sad experience. Characters and plots may come to fruition, but it’s always sad to see them go. Such is the case with Prince of Storms by Kay Kenyon, out this month courtesy of Pyr Books. Devoted followers of the saga covering the broad and rich universe of the Rose and the Entire won’t be disappointed as the battle comes to a climax in an unforgettable cross-dimensional clash that winds up the questions left by the third book, City without End. The rich universe of the Rose and the Entire created by Mrs. Kenyon knows few equals, and approaches The Lord of the Rings or Frank Herbert’sDune in scope. We only regret that we came into this saga half-way; some of the background provided online has been illuminating!

 

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January 2010: Life in the Astro-Blogosphere.

Ahhhh…. Another decade is upon us. It’s hard to believe that only ten brief years ago, we had yet to land a probe on Titan, only a handful of exo-planets were known, cell phones were bricks, and a “Gig” was still the pinnacle of computing power. As 2010 is upon us, we realize that we have yet to travel in air locks or have phasers at ready on our hips. Of course, science has made some of our futuristic dreams come true; we now routinely don more computing power on our ears than sent man to the moon, and everything is made of plastic…

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Review: City Without End by Kay Kenyon.

Perhaps the toughest prospect an author can take on is the concept of a multi-novel, fully fleshed out alternate universe. While most writers already have a firm reality (ours) to hold a virtual mirror up to, science fiction and fantasy writers must worry about minutiae caused by the inner workings of their imagined world. Cross a rule that you’ve established, and avid fans will know.

A fascinating new universe has been established by author Kay Kenyon with her Entire and the Rose series. We managed to pick up the series at volume three, City Without End, out from Pyr books earlier this year. [Read more...]