Master of the World, my next Edward Willett novel, second in my Worldshapers series for DAW Books, is getting some nice reviews leading up to its release on September 10.
The first review was from Publishers Weekly, and it’s a good one (not starred, like the review for Book 1, Worldshaper, but still great):
“In 2018’s Worldshaper, Shawna Keys discovered that she was a Shaper, capable of manipulating entire worlds to suit her will, and that the Earth she knew was a product of her power. Pursued by a mysterious Adversary, she fled her home. This lively, action-packed follow-up sees her trapped in a world inspired by the works of Jules Verne…
“Willett takes full advantage of the fanciful premise to deliver a fun setting populated by fantastic vehicles, mysterious islands, and heroic and villainous characters, all drawn from classic literature. In this larger-than-life arena, Shawna is often out of her depth, a heroine slowly coming into her power and responsibilities who struggles with the weight and consequences of her actions…returning fans will find it contains thrills aplenty.”
Then, in Booklist, reviewer Emily Whitmore writes:
“Watching Shawna navigate and understand the Verne world is highly amusing and fun for readers familiar with his oeuvre. The Verne references are not the only fun, geeky element of the book: Shawna is comfortable making numerous nods to fandom of all kinds, and the specificity of the humor will delight those who share her interests. Plus, watching Shawna and her friend and teacher, Karl, fight against the Adversary for the better of the Labyrinth—the means by which all of the worlds connect together—is great. This series is for fans of any piece or part of geek culture. With the infinite possible worlds in the Labyrinth, every book should be a new, enjoyable adventure.”
Also: I’m giving away a copy of both Worldshaper (in mass-market paperback) and Master of the World (an autographed ARC) to one lucky reader.
Entering is easy: just click this link to email me, with the subject line: Worldshapers Giveaway.
The deadline is August 6, release day of the Worldshaper mass-market paperback. Enter now!