[REVIEW] Seaborn – Chris Howard

Chris Howard
Prime/Wildside Juno (3rd August 2008)

Chris Howard takes urban fantasy where it doesn’t usually tread: underwater.

Even the underwater world has its own kingdom. Kassandra Alkimides, a member of Seaborn royalty, has been exiled to the surface for most of her life, but she’s coming down to wage war on her grandfather. Meanwhile, Corina Lairsey is scuba-diving when she’s grabbed and taken over by a Seaborn sorcerer.

I can’t elaborate on the plot as I had a lot of trouble with this novel. It isn’t bad – just isn’t my kind of thing, so my attention and concentration were scattered. I would’ve given up but I persevered, though I don’t have much to show for it.

But it goes without saying that Chris Howard is to be applauded for Seaborn‘s unique (or at least rare) in urban fantasy setting of the sea. Though I don’t know if the term is mentioned, it is some form of mermaid novel. So this will suit readers who’ve had enough of vampires, shifters, witches, psychics, fae and whatnot. Originality is the key selling point here, as is Mr Howard’s startling array of talents: not only an author, but quite an artist too. Some people just hog all the good stuff πŸ˜‰

5 responses to “[REVIEW] Seaborn – Chris Howard

  1. Thank you again for reading, reviewing–and persevering! I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, and I’m grateful for your time and interest.


  2. At the risk of being difficult, why wasn’t it your cup of tea?

  3. Suspension of disbelief was a problem, as I can only suspend so much πŸ˜‰ I also have trouble with mythology and monarchy…so really the problem is me, not the book, and I fully confess to that πŸ˜‰

    Have a lovely day! πŸ™‚

  4. That’s the beauty of reviews, even if they aren’t glowing. With so many authors and others on my Facebook, I sometimes miss who’s done what and forget to put things on my TBR list. This is there now. Thanks, Tezzie!

  5. Glad to be of service πŸ™‚ I know my opinions tend to differ greatly from others’, but at least I could identify what didn’t work for me – as that might be exactly what someone else is looking for πŸ˜‰

    Have a lovely day! πŸ™‚

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