Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Book Review -- Flying Kite, Crashing Ship

Crashing Time Ship.

The Space Commission hot on her trail.
French spies and flying kites.

For Dr. Sally Pescan, this can’t be good.

I met Krista D. Ball through Maria Zannini and have enjoyed getting to know her through her blog. When the chance came to read and review a story or two for her blog tour I jumped at the chance.

First up is her short story Flying Kite, Crashing Ship. A thoroughly delightful sci-fi/time travel romp. Ball's voice is strong and captivating.  She draws a wonderful picture of the differences between modern (or future) women and that of women from the Regency era.

With such a short piece it's hard to review and not have spoilers and I would have liked Ball to have explored these characters in a slightly longer story. However, for the length the characters are well developed. Ball includes enough world building to ground the reader and doesn't burden the story.

This was a quick read, perfect for an afternoon. I wonder if Ball has any plans to put together an anthology of her short works. I disagree with the price tag on this piece as a stand-alone work, and doubt I would have purchased it for myself, though I'm very glad to have read the story. Ball is an author to watch.

Don't forget to come back on Sunday, July 17th, when Krista will be here with a guest post!


Maria Zannini said...

Just proves I know the most interesting people. :)

Sherri said...

You do and I'm so glad I met Krista :)