Last week I noted how The Brittle Riders had become the featured book for two book clubs. One, Love Books Tours, decided to promote the entire trilogy. The other, Readers Judge, stuck to promoting the first book. The former has members from Western Europe and America. The latter has mostly members from India. One thing needs to be noted. Submitting your books to clubs like this does not, in any way, guarantee you good reviews. Just like Kirkus Reviews, about sixty to seventy percent of the reviews are not positive. They all tend to be polite, “The author’s refusal to use punctuation may have seemed like a daring choice, but hopefully this will be a lesson learned and they will never do something like this again.” But negative is still negative and unusable for the author. Which is why getting a RECOMMENDED rating from Kirkus Reviews, combined with positive reviews from these clubs, is getting us traction and bringing in new fans. As such, I thought it might be fun to share some with you so you can use them to bludgeon nonbelievers into submission.
In McCormick’s fantasy/SF novel, a lone mystic gathers allies to defeat the hordes of a sadistic warlord on a fantastical future Earth. Densely packed, SF-tinged high fantasy that mildly satirizes the genre. – Kirkus Reviews
This book took me through all the emotions, there were parts of the book that disturbed and horrified me, parts of the book had me laughing out lots and parts had me ugly crying.
I would definitely recommend reading this if you like sci-fi that has a good amount of backstory included. Five stars. – Kirsty the Fiction Vixen
McCormick’s writing style is sharp and unrelenting, drawing you into the dark and twisted world of the novel’s protagonist. The characters are complex and multi-layered, with motivations. And the plot is a labyrinthine web of intrigue and deceit, leaving you guessing at every turn. I loved how Author interpreted a Sci-fi thriller story; bringing it with such interesting theme.
I loved the experiments the author did and the risks he took with a new concept. The writing flowed beautifully, creating a cocoon, I didn’t know when it ended.
The ending was: GREAT!
I am still reeling from this read and it’s gonna stay with me for awhile. Five stars. – Kaynat Parween
Y’all this series was so so good. It’s so different from what I normally read. It was a sci-if dystopian and the author does such a good job of combining science fiction and fantasy like I would have never thought to combine those genres ever but it works and it’s so good!! I mean the fantasy world is so beautifully done and I could legit picture it so well ! I mean you can’t go wrong with this series at all. It legit hooks you and just reels you in. I was hooked and I couldn’t put down. Y’all need to bust out of your comfort zone and try this series !! These are such good books I can’t say enough good about this series !! Legit go over to Amazon and get!!! Five stars. – Amanda Felton
In conclusion, “The Brittle Riders I” is an ideal choice for fans of both fantasy and science fiction genres. McCormick’s meticulous world-building and deft character portrayal guarantee a gripping reading experience that caters to adventure enthusiasts and connoisseurs of thrilling narratives alike.
Five stars. – Gurpreet Kaur
There are many more, but you get the idea. Overall, the reviews have an average rating of 4.5 stars and I couldn’t be happier. If you haven’t already ordered your copy of The Brittle Riders, now would seem to be an excellent time to correct that lack.
Until next time, stay safe and sane.