Alcestis Books Historical fiction

Giveaway reminder, and an amazing review

A final reminder about the giveaway contest being run by Wonders & Marvels — the deadline for entering to win a copy is today, Sunday, February 28.

Yesterday, my day was made by this stunning and thoughtful review of the book, which places Alcestis in the context of Mary Renault’s historical fiction.  I can’t claim that my writing has been very directly shaped by Renault’s work — I’ve only ever read The Persian Boy — but I’m honored by the notion that Alcestis offers a similar reading experience to her novels, but one “centered in women’s experiences.” This is also one of the most beautifully written reviews I’ve read. “Giddy” would not be too strong a word for my reaction.

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