Welcome to my tour stop for A Tangle of Fates by Leslie Ann Moore. This tour runs Feb. 2-13 with reviews, interviews, guest post & excerpts. Check out the tour page for more information.
About the Book:The fates of three women. The fates of two peoples. The fate of one planet.
On Nuetierra, four hundred years have passed since the Great War. A new society has arisen on the ashes of the old.
Deanna Hernaan, daughter of Eduard, the former Alcalde of Nue Bayona, spends her days attending university and caring for her mentally damaged sister, Ceilia. Six years ago, her stepmother Lourdessa deposed her father, and now, as Alcalde, rules the city through patronage and oppression. Deanna remains apolitical, fearing Lourdessa’s power. Threatened by Deanna’s popularity with the common people, the Alcalde arranges for her assassination. Deanna survives, but is cast adrift in a hostile wilderness. She is rescued by a band of diminutive hunters—the Tiqui—members of a slave race she has only read about in history books. The hunters bring Deanna to their village, where she meets the Tiqui chieftess Yellow Bird. A remarkable woman, the ithani possesses the shamanic gift of foresight. Her visions have revealed to her that a young woman of the tall folk would come, one whose fate is inextricably entwined with that of the Tiqui—one who would bring disaster or salvation for all of Nuetierra.
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A Tangle of Fates is set on another planet, a planet that went to war a long time ago, and was very nearly destroyed. There are plenty of mentions of things that we know today, but the story from the get go has a very different, alien sort of feel to it. The first chapter starts off with one set of characters, and then we get to the evil ruler and the heart of A Tangle of Fates, a world that is desperate need of a new leader.
The story is very much science fiction, with some elements of other genres throughout, including some steampunk. It is fast-paced, and intriguing. The best part, for me, were the characters. They are very well-written, very distinct. I was able to connect with them, especially to Deanna. I loved each and every different perspective! The author is great at pulling out emotions, and grabbing your attention, making you feel connections to each person in the story!
I did have a few issues with the story, but they were my own issues. Sometimes I struggle with apocalyptic type stories, and when sci-fi gets a little too sci, I kind of pull back a little. But one thing this author does really well is keeping you invested in the story, and any time I felt myself pulling back, I was jerked back into the pages, unceremoniously thrown right back into the conflict and the emotions of the characters.
The ending of A Tangle of Fates was pretty darn impressive. Everything was brought together in an almost perfect way, and my eyes were glued to my Kindle until the final page was turned. I might be a newbie in science fiction, but with authors like Leslie Ann Moore, it will become another genre that is old hat for me. I have been wanting to expand my reading horizons lately, step outside of the box, and with A Tangle of Fates, I did just that, and gained a little more courage to keep trying!
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This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.