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I think this is sort of a grand slam...

...except Kirkus, of course, because Kirkus hates everybody

Ragnarok has come and gone, and with it, the destruction of the world--except for the failed Valkyrie Muire and her valraven, Kasimir, the winged steed of the Valkyrie.  Out of their survival arises a new world, in which magic and technology combine to create something new yet achingly familiar.  Two thousand years pass, and the world is again dying, with one city remaining, ruled by the Technomancer.  Muire dwells in the last city, awaiting her doom, for she has caught sight of Mingan the Wolf, on the hunt for the first time since the Last Battle.  Bear's (A Companion to Wolves with Sarah Monette) ability to create breathtaking variations on ancient themes and make them new and brilliant is, perhaps, unparalleled in the genre.  Her lyrical style and heroically flawed characters make this a priority purchase for most libraries.  Highly recommended.

--All the Windwracked Stars, Library Journal starred review


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Wow. That's a lot of librarian love. You can't beat the phrase "priority purchase."
Congratulations! I can't wait to read it.
Go team Bear! Totally deserved. Congratulations!
Thanks. *g*

Hope you feel better soon, BTW.
Fortunately the order went through at my library before the buying freeze. (It is checked out, at the moment.)
Kirkus doesn't always hate everybody: I got a starred review(!) from them once. I think someone probably slipped the reviewer some E ...

Your Locus review was wild, by the way.

Edited at 2008-12-18 06:43 pm (UTC)
I thought it was pretty awesome, indeed. This book appears to be pushing the right buttons.
wow, Bear, that rocks!
also, I ordered a copy and bought it for my brother, so they've sent two more to sit on the shelves. ^_^
well. that's at least moderately favorable, doncherknow.. Congratulations.. Was that libraryese for "buy the book or die?"

Your long lost b-day present is on the way, btw.
...I have a birthday? *g*
Made of awesome with awesome on top!

They like you. They really like you.

According to My-Sister-The-Librarian, getting a negative review from Kirkus is positive.
As an ex-librarian, I agree: Kirkus is so crazy all-over-the-place that you can't really go by them, and once they added the bought-and-paid-for reviews, their credibility went out the window entirely.

Library Journal and Publishers Weekly are the gold standards. So yay, Bear!
Yeah, that's a pull quote if I ever heard one.

At least I waited until RZ was dead to steal his trick. *g* (Hey, he's not using it anymore)


Edited at 2008-12-18 08:03 pm (UTC)
Ooh, nice one. And well-deserved! I think I forgot to swing by here when I finished it a few days ago, but I enjoyed the hell out of that book.
Yippee! That's fabulous!
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