Saturday, January 19, 2019

Five SFF books about family drama

S. A. Chakraborty's new novel is The Kingdom of Copper.

At she tagged five recent science fiction and fantasy books about family drama, including:
The Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden

Set in medieval Russia, in an era when Christianity is replacing folk magic, the Winternight Trilogy revolves around Vasilisa, a young woman with one of the last connections to the magical world, and her extended family. So many of the relationships are incredibly well drawn, but I was particularly captivated by the one between Vasilisa and her brother Sasha, a devout warrior monk. Though they’re set on VERY different sides of a theological war, with Sasha’s faith a direct threat to Vasilisa’s beloved magical world and Sasha truly fearing for his sister’s soul, they never stop fighting for (and with) each other.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue