With apologies to Barbara Streisand, but I'm feeling like that. The Kindle Unlimited downloads of Threading the Loom are soaring and enough of you are buying the book for permanent download that I've been able to afford a weekly night out :). Honestly, that means a lot.
Reminiscent in some ways of the classic Virginia Woolf novel, “Orlando”, “Threading the Loom” by Madison Anderson stands on its own as a very intricate and deft weaving of transitions of almost every type imaginable; a veritable tapestry to behold. Set on a background of merging and fluid historical time periods with wizardry included at no extra charge, it’s about changing gender, about transmogrification and other changes. But it includes so much more. I see this novel as a parable. As much as we strive to preserve the status quo, change is the only constant in life. Therefore, as the saying goes, “Lead, follow, or get out of the way.” We cannot halt change but we can accept it as it comes. An interesting and otherwise wonderful story to be read and savored.
(NB Do tell me again how I write like Virginia Woolf :D)
This is a fairy tale but one directed at adults where magic exist and the population turn into animals as the fog descends and become humans when it lifts. Ned becomes Mary and finds a new life and new friends. It's an unusual but enjoyable read
And from Anna na Maus of TransScripts Fiction:
has one of the most original reasons for a transformation I think I’ve ever come across. Madison has an amazing imagination, but more importantly she has the talent to back it up. Too many times you will come across a great storyline only for it to be let down by poor story writing and weak characters. No such thing here, Madison has a tight storyline and beautifully rounded characters who behave in just the right way.
(full review HERE )