Had a terrible day, some hard family things to deal with, and I get this e-mail from a reader. It made everything better, and now I'm crying...
"I finally finished Irkadura and I still have the post-book adrenalin rushing through me -- IT WAS SO FUCKING GOOD!!!
I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a book this much or this intensely. Had to stop several times to remember to breathe. The vivid metaphors, the familiar Soviet references I grew up with, the story itself, the characters, the fear honesty love and sacrifice. Aaaargh I loved it all so much! Except for the parts that I hated but even then in the best way possible.
Thank you for writing it, I had such a good time reading it. I will definitely be getting me a copy of Rosehead (at least) and I've already lined up the next reader for Irkadura. :)
I got this book on a whim because I believe in the idea behind it & I am so glad to find out it was absolutely worth it.
Thank you thank you thank you!!!"