Risuko is an artfully crafted novel that evokes a heavy sense of place and enchantment. The world in which Risuko lives is filled with lords and ladies, spies, and complicated battles, not all of which are fought out on the field. Lady Chiyome especially is an interesting figure, with a depth that is mirrored in the complicated relationships in the rest of the tale. Risuko becomes an interesting blend of both the historical and the magical, and the stakes of the story are enormous. In turn, Risuko’s development and evolution are fascinating to watch in this powerful and relentless coming-of-age adventure.
Nice. Not only am I happy that they liked the book, but I’m really pleased with what they liked about the book.
What do you think?
Forewordis a leading trade review journal of independently published books. We like them. Especially right now.
Share this link and increase your chances to win a copy!
The poll to vote for the final cover for Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale will close this Friday, November 13. Thanks to all of you who have already let us know what cover you like best.
Once the poll closes, author David Kudler will randomly choose who gets to win an advance copy of the book — get your vote in now! (The response has been great, and so we may choose more than one winner. Share the poll with your friends, and your name gets entered again for every friend who takes the poll!) Continue reading Poll Running through Friday Only — Win a Copy!→
Thanks for helping choose a cover concept for Risuko! Now we need you to choose your favorite design
A little while ago, we asked you which cover concept you thought we should send to our designer. Thanks so much for the great response! We went with the winner, and shared that, along with a lot of other information, with BookFly, who are putting the cover together for us.
They sent us a mock-up over the weekend, and we’d love to know whether you prefer the original concept or the new design!
Which of these two covers makes you want to read the book more?*
We know you may like both or neither — but go with your gut, and help us choose the best cover design!