“The Deacon’s Tale” Wins “Best SF Read” of 2012!


It’s always nice to make the top of the list for any reviewer, and Booksnobbery.com is one of the hardest-working book bloggers on the ‘Net. She reviewed my Sword of the Stars novel “The Deacon’s Tale” in March of 2012, and liked it so well that she actually remembered it in December–which is amazing considering the number of books she reads and reviews every year!

It is an honor to make her Year’s Best List along with Jasper Fforde, Chuck Wendig, Cressida Cowell, Chris F. Holm, David Colby and Jonathan Howard. And she even liked the Appendices!

It’s great to know that this book worked for a reader who came to it completely fresh, without having played any of the games in the Sword of the Stars franchise. A little motivation to get back to work on the sequel in the new year!

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10 Responses to “The Deacon’s Tale” Wins “Best SF Read” of 2012!

  1. Evan says:

    Ms. Dembo,

    Congratulations for the good review. Is there any timing on the announced sequel? Thanks.

    • Arinn says:

      At the moment I am committed to producing some very large projects for Kerberos–a Premium Lore Book, a sourcebook for Black Section, and a Sol Force brochure and a novella for The Pit. As soon as I’ve wrapped this material in March of this year, I will have a couple of months to make my deadline for “Via Damasco” for Kthonia Press. It’ll be a little tight, but it can be done. 🙂

      • Evan says:

        Thanks very much. I don’t play the game but I like your writing. I’ve read both editions of the Deacon’s Tale and am excited for more work in this universe, including The Pit novella. Will that be released independently or, like the original Deacon’s Tale, accompany the game?

        • Arinn says:

          Many thanks for the kind words and support! They are appreciated.

          At the moment the Pit novella and the Sol Force brochure are attached to the game; I’m writing them as extra bonus material for people who support my studio and our drive to full independence. Like the original Deacon’s Tale, I may be able to make a revised edition for separate release later.

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