Author: J. Scott Coatsworth
Series: The Oberon Cycle, Book #2
Page/Word Count: 294 pages, 91K words
Release Date: February 13, 2018
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Anne Cain
In the sequel to the Rainbow-Award-winning Skythane, Xander and Jameson thought they’d fulfilled their destiny when they brought the worlds of Oberon and Titania back together, but their short-lived moment of triumph is over.
Reunification has thrown the world into chaos. A great storm ravaged Xander’s kingdom of Gaelan, leaving the winged skythane people struggling to survive. Their old enemy, Obercorp, is biding its time, waiting to strike. And to the north, a dangerous new adversary gathers strength, while an unexpected ally awaits them.
In the midst of it all, Xander’s ex Alix returns, and Xander and Jameson discover that their love for each other may have been drug-induced.
Are they truly destined for each other, or is what they feel concocted? And can they face an even greater challenge when their world needs them most?
4.5✨s – First and foremost, you absolutely must read Skythane before you read Lander. You need to know where Xander and Jameson began, how and why they reunified Oberon and Titania together, and all the potential angst that will cause. Because Lander is chock full of all angst, hope, anger, love, frustration, (unwanted) blasts from the past, and the key—of course 🙂
The world building is flawless. The chemistry (which may well be chemically induced) is a low simmer beneath all the other moving parts, making me root for Xander and Jameson no matter what reason they were brought together. And the supporting cast of characters brings it all together in a believable fantasy that…ended in a damn cliffhanger. I knew it going in, it wasn’t a surprise, but I was still shaking my tablet and cursing Scott all the way from Florida.
This series continues to get better and it’s one you should experience for yourself.
About J. Scott Coatsworth:
Scott spends his time between the here and now and the what could be. Enticed into fantasy and sci fi by his mom at the tender age of nine, he devoured her Science Fiction Book Club library. But as he grew up, he wondered where all the people like him were in the books he was reading.
He decided that it was time to create the kinds of stories he couldn’t find at his local bookstore. If there weren’t gay characters in his favorite genres, he would remake them to his own ends.
His friends say Scott’s mind works a little differently – he sees relationships between things that others miss, and gets more done in a day than most folks manage in a week. He loves to transform traditional sci fi, fantasy, and contemporary worlds into something unexpected.
Starting in 2014, Scott has published more than 15 works, including two novels and a number of novellas and short stories.
He runs both Queer Sci Fi and QueeRomance Ink with his husband Mark, sites that bring queer people together to promote and celebrate fiction that reflects their own lives.
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