Thursday, May 8, 2008

Debut Showcase: Firefly Rain

Firefly Rain
(Amazon UK, Canada)
by Richard Dansky
Wizards of the Coast Discoveries
Excerpt (zipfile)

Fireflies hated my land, hated and feared it. If brought onto it, they’d flee. If they couldn’t flee, they’d die. But under no circumstances would my parents’ grave ever see their light.

Jacob Logan hasn’t been home in years. With his parents dead, his career a thousand miles away, there didn’t seem to be a reason ever to go back. But things change, and the time has come for him to return to a place, a life, he’d long ago turned his back on. It’s time to go back to a house that may not let him leave a second time.

Richard Dansky’s first original novel is a compelling story about one man’s struggle to honor the past without being destroyed by it, and finding the courage to face the future.

This one is a debatable "debut" since the author has written shared-world novels, but I thought I'd cover it anyway. It also came out way back when in January. It earned a starred review over at Publishers Weekly. The author is an RPG and video game writer, which seems like an apt career choice for an aspiring novelist.

1 comment:

Tia Nevitt said...

I had to re-post this because I had the wrong title in the Title line, and Blogger always bases the html name of the post on the title. And there's no way to edit the html.

But thank you for your comments, Carole and Raven!