Paperback Perils on EXILES OF KHO and “Iron and Bronze”

EOK-200pixPaperback Perils has recently reviewed both my novella Exiles of Kho (just released in a signed limited edition hardcover that is nearly sold out) and Win Scott Eckert’s and my short story “Iron and Bronze” (Kindle edition here; also collected in Tales of the Shadowmen: The Vampires of Paris).

From the review of Exiles of Kho:

If Exiles is typical of Christopher Paul Carey’s work, then I cannot wait to devour the rest of the books by him that I picked up at Pulpfest. He writes with a grace of style that carries the reader along as readily as the pulse-pounding adventure of the story itself does.

What jumped out at me most is the almost casual way in which he handles world-building; the world of Exiles is not the world of Hadon of Ancient Opar (though it is related), and Carey recognizes this and guides us into Lupoeth’s world with a turn of phrase here, a descriptor there; we’re not clubbed over the head with travelogue writing, which is something many writers cannot pull off… Here, Carey makes it look easy.

Read the full review here.

Iron and Bronze by Christopher Paul Carey and Win Scott EckertFrom the review of “Iron and Bronze”:

Chris and Win have really outdone themselves here. It’s challenging enough to write a cross over story featuring two preexisting characters and capture both their voices and present it well; Win and Chris have given us four preexisting characters – Ironcastle, Ardan/Savage, Antinea, and Harry Killer, aka Zanigew (as per the research of Rick Lai, readable here) and balanced their roles and presences perfectly, not allowing any one character to dominate the stage, so to speak. This is rather a lot like juggling four running chainsaws and not losing any fingers, and speaks volumes to both Chris and Win’s affection for the characters and combined pool of literary talent.

Read the full review here.

Also be sure to check out Paperback Perils’ reviews of some related works, such as for Philip Jose Farmer’s Time’s Last Gift and Hadon of Ancient Opar, as well as J. H. Rosny’s and Farmer’s Ironcastle.