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The Fire in the Glass by Jacquelyn Benson & Sairo's Claw by Virginia McClain - Book Reviews 07, Jul

Guest Judge Bookborn reviews her next two books for this year's SPFBO!

 

Blade’s Edge by Virginia McClain – #SPFBO Finalist Book Review 26, Mar

If Blade’s Edge began a third of the way in, I would’ve loved it. So much of the latter 70% speak to Virginia McClain’s strengths and skills as a writer: she constructs an intricate world, inspired by Japanese culture and society with samurai who wield elemental magic; the conflict that dominates this novel has bearing on the real world; the action scenes McClain writes are excellent, and her characters are likable…after a fashion. Let’s expand on all these.