Friday, January 09, 2009

The House of the Stag by Kage Baker

My review of The House of the Stag by Kage Baker (US, UK, Canada) is up over at BookSpotCentral, where I'm an Associate Reviewer (I review 4 or 5 books a year over there). While flawed, it is a fun deconstruction of Dark Lord fantasy trope.


Carl V. said...

I suspect I have not read any of Kage Baker's stories. I say 'suspect' because I would have to go back and check that there are no Baker stories in anthologies I've read. However I did pick up the Subterranean Press book, Empress of Mars, because it just looked too fun to pass up.

James Swezey said...

This author's ideas about showing the evolution of "evil" or the "dark lord" is awesome, and very similar to what I am working towards in my trilogy, and my most recently published book. I tend to favor villains more often than the archetypal heroes, which often make me gag or bore me to tears. I think what she did is good, and with every area of writing there is room for improvement.


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