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Amazon Best Books of the Month: SF & F

My novella, ‘Ormeshadow’ is listed in Amazon’s Best SFF for October 2019. Nope, I don’t believe it either.

The official release date is 15th October 2019.

Amazon Best SFF Oct 2019

Anthony R. Cardno kindly reviewed Ormshadow over on his blog:

Priya Sharma’s Ormeshadow is of that particular type of fantasy wherein the reader wonders if the fantasy aspect actually exists at all or is completely in the characters’ minds. It’s hard to walk that “is it real or isn’t it” line without confirming one way or the other and still satisfy the reader; Priya Sharma pulls it off magnificently, putting me often in mind of one of my favorite fantasy novels (and possibly one of my favorite novels of any genre), Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman’s The Fall of the Kings. Even after two re-readings of Ormeshadow, I find myself happily vacillating as to whether the fantasy element, especially the story’s denouement, is real or the product of the main character’s fevered and wishing mind.

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Bones, Bones & Buffy reviews Ormeshadow

Books, Bones & Buffy

Thanks to Tammy of Books, Bones & Buffy for her review of my novella, Ormshadow, which is out from Tor on 15th October 2019. I LOVE her banner design.

If you are intrigued by stories that excel in character development and “slice of life” vignettes, then you’ll love Ormeshadow. The format is a bit unusual. It’s divided up into short, titled chapters that are almost individual stories themselves, yet each is seamlessly woven together to form a whole. Sharma focuses on big and small moments that happen on the farm between family members, and even though some of these moments seemed insignificant at the time, I found each to be profoundly important by the end of the book.

Sharma’s tale is a claustrophobic one, full of darkness punctuated only by candlelight at night and a cold sun during the day. Ormeshadow sits near the cliffs, and harsh winds, muddy fields and uneven, rocky ground lie in wait to make the characters’ lives miserable. Even worse is the anger and jealousy that simmers between the characters, ready to explode at any moment. These emotions were palpable, and I loved reading a story where the thing that made me keep turning pages wasn’t exciting action, but the terror of seeing just what these characters were capable of. There’s an unsettling feeling of isolation and being trapped, and I felt for Gideon and his mother, who have no way out of their situation.  Books, Bones & Blood Review

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Ormeshadow review by Publishers Weekly

Ormeshadow by Priya Sharma

This short, sharp tale is often wrenching and worth savoring.

-Publishers Weekly.

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Ormeshadow ARC

I can’t quite believe this is a real book.

Ellen Datlow and Ormeshadow (Advanced Review Copy)

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