Exciting news! This Sunday (24th October) at 6.30PM (BST), I will be hosting a book launch event for Rue Sparks’ new book, The Fable of Wren! The event will be happening online via zoom and tickets are free, but you must register through the eventbrite to attend. Link here.
I was so pleased that Rue asked me to take part in this. Some of you may remember the review I wrote for Daylight Chasers back in 2020, which, spoiler, I absolutely loved. Rue is an amazing author with a real talent for creating crisp visuals and loveable characters. I was very much chomping at the bit to be involved in the launch of their new book.
The Fable of Wren is a mystery, with just a hint of something speculative. It follows stubborn enby Wren and their new friend Jethro, as together they attempt to navigate small town politics and grief to uncover what happened to Adrian Turney, an elderly member of the Citizens (a society of birdwatchers who are mysteriously feared by the locals). For a full blurb checkout the amazon page here, and maybe pre-order yourself a copy while you’re there.
I intend to do a full review when I have time, but the long and the short of it is, I was enthralled by this little novel. I loved the characters so, so much. Wren was a force to be reckoned with, and their difficulty connecting and standoffishness really struck a chord with me. And Jethro, well, he has a magnetic personality which shines from the page. He’s so very easy to love.
I am also a huge fan of mystery and speculative fiction, and Rue’s done an excellent job of knitting the two genres together in a very subtle, gentle sort of way. It was a pleasure to read from beginning to end.
If any of this piques your curiosity, then please go grab a ticket and come hang out with Rue and I at the launch event! It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the book, see my charming features, and ask any burning questions you might have.
I hope to see you there … and I’ll be doing a post on my Labours of Stone event soon O_O
Stars and Sunshine,