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More reviews for The Elephant and Macaw Banner series

We’ve had lots of good news recently with two recent releases and the launch of book 6 just a week away. And if that’s not enough, we just received two great reviews.

Elias F. Combarro, from the Sense of Wonder Blog, wrote this awesome review for the two new books. María Leticia Lara Palomino, from Fantástica – Ficción, also wrote this amazing review (in spanish) for the new books.

Leticia calls book #4 her favorite, in which we get to see how the heroes behave when they’re separated.

Elias writes:

“In these two new stories I had the chance of enjoying, once more, all the elements that I really loved in the three previous ones: excellent prose, fun adventures, intelligent dialog, charming characters, fascinating Brazilian folklore and a wonderful sense of humor….All in all, these are two excellent additions to a series that is quickly becoming my favourite in the genre of sword and sorcery.”

Sense of Wonder

Thank you so much, Elias and María!



The Discommodious Wedding cited as one of Ken Schneyer top three favorite novelettes of 2015

Once again, The Discommodious Wedding, third book of The Elephant and Macaw Series, has been cited as one of the top works of 2015. This time, author Ken Schneyer listed it as one of his three favorite novelettes of 2015, in his 2015 Award-Eligible Stories and Recommendations. For those unaware of his work, Ken is a writer, an active member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, and a member of the Cambridge Science Fiction Workshop. He received the Nebula Award in 2014. Ken also had great publications in 2015, such as “The Plausibility of Dragons” in Lightspeed Magazine #66


You can see the rest here. Be sure to check it out the rest of his recommendations as well!


The Discommodious Wedding cited as Aliette de Bodard’s favorite novelette of 2015

The Discommodious Wedding, third book of The Elephant and Macaw Series, has been cited by Aliette de Bodard as her favorite novelette of 2015, in her interview at The Book Smugglers. For those unaware of her work, Aliette is a writer of speculative fiction, with stories that have appeared in Interzone, Clarkesworld Magazine and the Year’s Best Science Fiction, among others. She won the Nebula Award in 2012 and 2013. This year marked the launch of her amazing new novel, The House of Shattered Wings, published by Gollancz.


You can see the interview here. Be sure to check it out! There’s lots of  great recommendations there.


Many thanks to Alliete!