Sunday, July 30, 2017

What is Mike Brooks reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Mike Brooks, author of Dark Sky.

His entry begins:
Anyone who’s read anything like this written by me will probably be aware that Tad Williams’ Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy was a huge influence on me. As a result, I was incredibly excited at the announcement that he was going back to that world, and I gleefully devoured The Heart Of What Was Lost earlier this year. I have to admit that it took a little while to settle – the start of it seemed a little stilted, as though he wasn’t quite comfortable back in Osten Ard yet – but it smoothed out and I ended up enjoying it a lot. He’s excellent at evoking the timeless, alien nature of the non-human beings he writes about, and it gave a wonderful glimpse into...[read on]
About Dark Sky, from the publisher:
In the sequel to the thrilling Dark Run, which Publishers Weekly called “a terrific debut,” Ichabod Drift and his crew sign on for a new smuggling job that soon goes south when they are separated and caught up in a dangerous civil war.

When Ichabod Drift and the Keiko crew sign on for a new smuggling job to a mining planet, they don’t realize what they are up against. The miners, badly treated for years by the corporation, are staging a rebellion. Split into two groups, one with the authorities and one with the rebels, Drift and his crew support their respective sides in the conflict. But when they are cut off from each other due to a communication blackout, both halves of the crew don’t realize that they have begun fighting themselves…
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