Saturday, January 19, 2019

Five top SFF books about family drama

S. A. Chakraborty's new novel is The Kingdom of Copper.

At she tagged five recent science fiction and fantasy books about family drama, including:
The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso

Moving from siblings to mothers, Caruso’s Venetian-inspired fantasy has a great one. La Contessa, the protagonist Amalia’s mother, is a political force to be reckoned with and she’s taking great, often forceful, care to make sure her daughter follows in her stead. This could have very easily have fallen into the “Tywin Lannister camp of controlling political parenthood” but Caruso took care to flesh out this relationship. La Contessa is a hard woman, but it’s never in doubt that her actions are moved by an effort to protect her daughter and prepare her for a difficult life as much as they are for political gain.
Read about another entry on the list.

Coffee with a Canine: Melissa Caruso & Freya.

--Marshal Zeringue