Welcome to my tour stop for A Tangle of Fates by Leslie Ann Moore. This tour runs Feb. 2-13 with reviews, interviews, guest post & excerpts. Check out the tour page for more information.
A Tangle of Fates
written by Leslie Ann Moore
published by Muse Harbor Publishing
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Did I enjoy this book: It was great!
Moore’s prose is just a touch too frilly for my taste, and I could make a strong argument that the first chapter is entirely gratuitous, but it’s possible I’m nitpicking. Moore’s characters are well written, her world-building is spot-on, and though I guessed a few important plot points before they were revealed, the story is interesting enough to keep readers invested. (And, um, speaking of being invested . . . can the next book come out soon, please? Pleeeease?)
Would I recommend it: Yes. If you’re a fan of post-apocalyptic sci-fi (and flying jellyfish), go ahead and grab this book!
About the book: The fates of three women. The fates of two peoples. The fate of one planet.
On Nuetierra, four hundred years have passed since the Great War. A new society has arisen on the ashes of the old.
Deanna Hernaan, daughter of Eduard, the former Alcalde of Nue Bayona, spends her days attending university and caring for her mentally damaged sister, Ceilia. Six years ago, her stepmother Lourdessa deposed her father, and now, as Alcalde, rules the city through patronage and oppression. Deanna remains apolitical, fearing Lourdessa’s power. Threatened by Deanna’s popularity with the common people, the Alcalde arranges for her assassination. Deanna survives, but is cast adrift in a hostile wilderness. She is rescued by a band of diminutive hunters—the Tiqui—members of a slave race she has only read about in history books. The hunters bring Deanna to their village, where she meets the Tiqui chieftess Yellow Bird. A remarkable woman, the ithani possesses the shamanic gift of foresight. Her visions have revealed to her that a young woman of the tall folk would come, one whose fate is inextricably entwined with that of the Tiqui—one who would bring disaster or salvation for all of Nuetierra.
About the author: Leslie Ann Moore was born in Los Angeles, California, at the tail-end of the baby boom and fell in love with the works of Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Andre Norton, and J.R.R. Tolkien at an early age. A practicing veterinarian since 1988, Leslie put her dreams of writing fiction aside until she attended the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books in 2000. There, bestselling fantasy author Terry Brooks told her, “Don’t ever give up. Keep writing, no matter what.” Those words changed her life. She published the first volume of her Griffin’s Daughter trilogy in 2012. A Tangle of Fates is the first volume of The Vox Machina trilogy and will be published by Muse Harbor in August 2014.