I received two great reviews this week on two of my favourite things. The first was for Destiny's Blood, from The Future Fire. The reviewer gives a very lovely review, capping it up with:
"[...]this story is well-crafted and often cinematic, at times reminding me of Firefly/Serenity or Star Wars: A New Hope. The story’s pace is fast, with many plot turns. This wouldn’t be the type of story I normally chose to read, as I prefer slower, Ursula K. Le Guin-type meditative narratives, however Bilodeau writes these numerous action scenes so well that I was more than happy to go along for the ride."
Read the full review. (And a quick reminder, if you're Canadian and so willing/able, please consider Destiny's Blood for the Aurora Awards. Thanks!)
And I was also super happy to see the Kymeras were mentioned by the lovely Luna Allison in the first issue of the Canadian Review of Literature in Performance.
"The Kymeras performance troupe is a unique presence in the Ottawa scene. Made up of the fierce foursome of Kate Hunt, Sean Zio, Marie Bilodeau and Ruthanne Edward, the group puts on an event around the change of each season, weaving together poetry and storytelling that’s thematically-based on one of the classical elements: earth, water, air, fire. For example, a winter show might be entitled “Iceborn” and a summer show “Fireborn”. In the coming months, expect an appearance or two from these performers—who are skilled, crafty and just so damn charming."
We quite enjoy being referred to as fierce and charming. Quite.
Thanks to both for taking the time to write these lovely reviews! It's always great to hear positive news from the outside world, especially when deep in the creative space. It's good to remember the books and shows don't end with the creation. Once they leave the creator, it's really just the beginning.
Woa. Deep for first thing in the morning.
Obviously I need more coffee.