Monday, July 14, 2014

Another New Review: The War of the Stolen Mother

Front cover:
Ki'shto'ba Huge-Head Stands Guard
Here is Adam Walker's review from Goodreads
of v.1 of The Labors of Ki'shto'ba Huge-Head.
I do believe I've acquired another fan!
The Bold type in the last paragraph is mine.
       This book is a very fun retelling of the Trojan War in a Shshi context. The Shshi are intelligent extraterrestrial termites, so don't expect the story to play out exactly the same, there is a lot of creativity on display, in both characterization and event, but the basic outline is there. You might not imagine it, but this story of termite cities locked in "eternal warfare" manages to offer up a story with moments of great humor and deep pathos. The fates of the Mothers of the two cities, their Kings and the Warriors who fight on both sides are both influenced by and entrap the intrepid band of adventurers lead by Ki'shto'ba Huge-head, the Hercules-like Champion who readers of The Termite Queen will already know and love.
       If you love Greek myths, read this book. If you love detailed, well-crafted alien societies, read this book. If you like adventure stories with quirky narrators, read this book. If you think social insects are cool, read this book. Just find an excuse and read.
You can see my interview of Adam
under his pen name over on my other blog,