Saturday, August 18, 2018

#BookTour: The Moons of Barsk (Barsk #2) by @klingonguy @JeanBookNerd #Giveaway

Reviewed By: Jessica P. 
Publisher: Tor Books
Genre: Science Fiction (Fantasy) 
About the Book:

Years after the events of Barsk: The Elephants' Graveyard, the lonely young outcast and physically-challenged Fant, Pizlo, is now a teenager. He still believes he hears voices from the planet’s moons, imparting secret knowledge to him alone. And so embarks on a dangerous voyage to learn the truth behind the messages. His quest will catapult him offworld for second time is his short life, and reveal things the galaxy isn’t yet ready to know.

Elsewhere, Barsk's Senator Jorl, who can speak with the dead, navigates galactic politics as Barsk's unwelcome representative, and digs even deeper into the past than ever before to discover new truths of his own.

About the Author:

Photo Content from Lawrence M. Schoen
Lawrence M. Schoen holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, with a special focus in psycholinguistics. He spent ten years as a college professor, and has done extensive research in the areas of human memory and language. His background in the study of human behavior and the mind provide a principal metaphor for his fiction. He currently works as the director of research and chief compliance officer for a series of mental health and addiction recovery facilities in Philadelphia.

He’s also one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Klingon language, and since 1992 has championed the exploration of this constructed tongue and lectured on this unique topic throughout the world. In addition, he’s the publisher behind a speculative fiction small press, Paper Golem, aimed at serving the niche of up-and-coming new writers as well as providing a market for novellas.

In 2007, he was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. He received a Hugo Award nomination for Best Short Story in 2010 and Nebula Award nomination for Best Novella in 2013, 2014, and 2015. In 2016 he won the Kevin O’Donnell Jr. Service to SFWA Award, and his book Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard was finalist for the Nebula Award for Best Novel and went on to win the Coyotl Award. In 2017 he turned in the sequel to that work (codenamed: The BARSquel) as well as the fourth novella in his Amazing Conroy series, the ongoing adventures of ta stage hypnotist traveling the galaxy in the company of Reggie, an alien buffalito that can eat anything and farts oxygen. By the end of the year he anticipates completing the first book in a new series about lost cities and the advancement of human civilization.

Lawrence lives near Philadelphia with his wife, Valerie, who is neither a psychologist nor a Klingon speaker.

TWITTER:  @klingonguy

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: I ended up reading the first book and really enjoyed it even though it did have some holes in it. This one was even better. 

Do I Recommend this book? Yes if you are a fan of this series or science fiction in general check this one out! 

Notes and Opinions:  This was a very interesting read.  I really fell in love with the cover and I really liked the concept that people's futures are fixed if they act the way that their culture tells them to but then if they rise above all of that and break free they can change the world in many ways.  This one also had many different POVs which worked out well. 

For me this one was done very well. I think I will keep going with this series.  It all came together in a way that worked well for the story.  I still think that some of the world building could be a little better but all in all it was a great story with wonderful characters.

Go Into This One Knowing: Some world buliding holes, great charaters, great story. 

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-  5 Winners will receive a Copy of THE MOONS OF BARSK (Barsk #2) by Lawrence M. Schoen. 

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