Arrrrrr, me hearties! Time once again fer me to break out me bad pirate accent. Fer this month, we be reviewin' the mighty tome o' the great George Bryan Polivka's Blaggard's Moon. So pour a tankard o' the best grog, kick up yer feet, and settle in.
Yeah, once again, I can't keep that up for an entire post.
You know, it's interesting. A year and a half ago, we toured around Polivka's Legend of the Firefish. For some reason, I didn't think I liked it that much. But I went back and read my review and was surprised to learn that I really enjoyed it. Weird. I guess it didn't fare so well in my memory.
Well, since my memory failed me, I wasn't exactly looking forward to reading Blaggard's Moon. But anything for the blog tour.
Much to my delight, I loved this book. Absolutely loved it. From the moment I met Smith Delaney, sitting on his pole in the pond, all the way through the twisting and turning plot, I was hooked. I loved it all. I mean, how can you not love a book that features vicious, bone breaking sea monkeys?
Okay, not sea monkeys per se. But once again, Polivka has invented some new critters to populate his fictional seas.
In many ways, the story of Blaggard's Moon is really the story of Jenta Stillmithers and Damrick Fellows. I was rooting for those two from the moment they waltzed onto the pages. The action is incredible and very clever. The characters are extremely memorable. It's just a great, rollicking story with lots of fights, romance, and skullduggery.
But I'm saving my favorite part fo the story for tomorrow.
It's a shame that the first Polivka book I read didn't stick with me. I'm fairly confident that this one will.
Go see what else the tourists have to say about this great book:
CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
Todd Michael Greene
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Rachel Starr Thomson