Monday, April 25, 2011

Carolyn Ives Gilman has a new novel out in August!

As a big fan of Aqueductista Carolyn Ives Gilman's work, I was thrilled to hear she has a new novel coming out in August-- the first of a two-book dark fantasy. It's been a long, long time since she published the intense, unforgettable Halfway Human. When I asked her about it, she sent me the jacket copy:

Is it slavery, or is it love?

Dhota is the life-giving ritual that binds the people of the Forsaken Isles. From the poorest fisherman to the greatest leader, it gives them health and peace of mind. But for the person who c
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onducts the healing, it is a perpetual bond. A dhotamar can never break free of the people she has cured.

Spaeth Dobrin is destined to life as the dhotamar of the tiny, isolated island of Yora. But then the outside world crashes into her life in the form of two men—Harg, the troubled and rebellious veteran, and Nathaway, the privileged outsider come to teach her people civilization. They propel her into a vortex of war, temptation, and—just possibly—freedom.

The Forsaken Isles are on the brink of revolution. Spaeth, Harg, and Nathaway are about to push it over.
I'm intrigued-- can hardly wait, in fact. I can use me a good novel of revolution, yeah.

PS Carolyn will be attending WisCon this year.

1 comment:

Book Seller said...

YAYAYAYAYAY!! I'm putting that down on the list for the store. Such fantastic news!