First review of The Sleeping and the Dead… at long last.

First Amazon review of Paul’s most recent sci-fi novel, The Sleeping and the Dead:

There’s a lot going on in this series at this point. This universe, or the Tebreyverse as I like to call it, has expanded in epic fashion from our first glimpse of deeper backstory back in The Remnant (including easter eggs/references to other works by Spence). The Sleeping and the Dead is Volume IV of the series, so characters have been established, plotlines set in motion, side plots started, resolved, and new ones started again. It’s difficult to review much of that without spoiling earlier parts of the series, but let’s just say this: my biggest criticism of the book is also it’s greatest strength: I want to be reading Volume V right away!

Easter eggs, indeed. Don’t be surprised if these hatch dragons. Or sea gulls. Or ravens. Or something. Maybe phoenixes.

(No, LR, not literal sea gulls. Well, okay, I can’t swear there are no sea gulls in any character’s backstory — any reader who pays close attention to character names, if nothing else, will know better. And if you think this is a reference to the elusive Mr. Livingston, you’re not wrong. Nor entirely correct, but… *shrug* If novels have “lineages,” that means writers can play with recombinant DNA, right?)






About Thomas Weaver

For several years, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom (editor). I'm physically disabled, and I currently live with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have eight cats. I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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