Write on: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 by  in SPFBO 2020 Read 3231

Round Two! As a guest judge in this year's SPFBO 2020, I have been tasked with reading 5 of the 30 books in Booknest's batch this year, and choosing 1 of them to go on as a semi-finalist. My 5 books are The Jealousy of Jalice by Jesse Nolan Bailey, Wayfarer by K.M. Weiland, A Storm of Silver and Ash by Marion Blackwood, Architect by RT Mulder, and Chasing Sunrise by Emily Mah. I will also be writing a brief review for each of them. Once that is done, I'll announce my choice of semi-finalist - and that's all happening today! Next up for review - Wayfarer by K.M. Weiland...

Gaslamp superhero fantasy? Yes indeed, and it is a rollicking fun read, fast-paced and intriguing, with terrific worldbuilding and characters. K.M. Weiland has done a superb job bringing Georgian England of the early 1800s to life and populating it with interesting characters I was happy to follow throughout the story. Even if you think the idea sounds goofy or not your bag, give it a shot anyway. You might be just as pleasantly surprised with Wayfarer as I am.

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Dyrk Ashton

Dyrk Ashton is a Midwestern U.S. boy who spent some time in Hollywood. He teaches film, geeks out on movies and books, and writes about regular folks and their trouble with monsters. Author of The Paternus Trilogy, of which book one, Paternus: Rise of Gods, placed third out of 300 entries in Mark Lawrence's SPFBO 2016.