Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Featured: A song of Steel by Alyssa Carlier

Last month I posted up a competition to find an amazing opening chapter. I can tell you now, there were some strong contestants. I definitely wasn’t expecting to read something as polished as A Song Of Steel by Alyssa Carlier.

Title: A song of Steel: I, Players and Pieces
Username: Queen of Starlight
Site: Figment

I have yet to read more chapters, but the opening is well crafted, intriguing, and you can tell it was written with passion and edited a thousand times. I won’t give too much away, but if you like the sound of an assassin story that dives straight into the action, then take a read of this.

The best feature is definitely the main character, Serilda. I love a dark character, someone who is far from average and has a unique view on life. I want a character to think differently to me, to act in ways that challenge my expectations, and ultimately entice me to read what they will do next. Serilda is exactly that. I will definitely be reading more soon.

Here’s the link to read it on figment: http://figment.com/books/632472-A-Song-of-Steel-I-Players-and-Pieces