I'm so honored Queer Sci-Fi chose to check out Nel's first adventure! It's amazing when a reader truly gets the heart of a story.
"One of the major themes in this story is that of understanding the past to understand the future. We need to know where we came from to know where we are going. It’s a loving tribute to the science of archaeology itself. But it also parallels Nel’s journey – she is still figuring out who she is and her place in the newly discovered changed world. All of her expectations have been shattered apart by the end of the book, and she needs to figure out where to go from here.
If you’re looking for science fiction grounded in factual science, this is a great look at the world of archaeology...." read more
I'm so thankful for this incredible 5-star review of Smoke and Rain from Literary Titan!
"V.S. Holmes hits the mark with this incredible fantasy adventure that utilizes a unique writing style to tell a vivid story. We’re introduced to some rather complex, and rather bleak, characters that we get to see develop throughout the story from multiple perspectives. And with this I felt a lot more connected to these riveting characters. Having such lively characters makes the intense battle scenes all the more dramatic and theatrical...." read more