Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Happy Debut Day - Ice Song

Ice Song by Kirsten Imani Kasai, is a trade paperback published by Del Rey in trade paperback format. Here's the blurb:

There are secrets beneath her skin.

Sorykah Minuit is a scholar, an engineer, and the sole woman aboard an ice-drilling submarine in the frozen land of the Sigue. What no one knows is that she is also a Trader: one who can switch genders suddenly, a rare corporeal deviance universally met with fascination and superstition and all too often punished by harassment or death.

Sorykah’s infant twins, Leander and Ayeda, have inherited their mother’s Trader genes. When a wealthy, reclusive madman known as the Collector abducts the babies to use in his dreadful experiments, Sorykah and her male alter-ego, Soryk, must cross icy wastes and a primeval forest to get them back. Complicating the dangerous journey is the fact that Sorykah and Soryk do not share memories: Each disorienting transformation is like awakening with a jolt from a deep and dreamless sleep.

The world through which the alternating lives of Sorykah and Soryk travel is both familiar and surreal. Environmental degradation and genetic mutation run amok; humans have been distorted into animals and animal bodies cloak a wild humanity. But it is also a world of unexpected beauty and wonder, where kindness and love endure amid the ruins.
This sounds fascinating. Liviu loved it over at Fantasy Book Critic. Happy Debut Day!


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Raven said...

This does sound very interesting.

Raven said...

Also, it provides both an adult male and an adult female character, both in the same protagonist! :)

Chicory said...

Sounds eerie (in a good way.) :)

Tia Nevitt said...

The whole alter-ego thing intrigues me.

Rabia said...

Very interesting. I'll have to put it on my To-Check-Out pile (also known as Amazon Wishlist ;).