Adult services librarian and science fiction / fantasy nerd Dan Glauber kicks off his series of reviews with “How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse” by K. Eason. Rory Thorne is a princess with thirteen fairy blessings, the most important of which is to see through flattery and platitudes. First in a duology that reimagines fairy tale tropes within a space opera—The Princess Bride meets Princess Leia.
“Readers will be clamoring for the second installment before Chapter One is over. Told with just enough editorializing from a Dickensian narrator, this story delights from cover to cover. The political intrigue never fails to surprise, each character is layered and compelling, and there’s a perfect balance between science-fiction action and fairy-tale fantasy. Do not, under any circumstances, miss out on this.” —Kirkus (starred review)
Last Modified June 10, 2023