Monday, February 19, 2024

Threads from the Tapestry: Stories of Mortals and Gods

Book cover for Threads from the Tapestry

Threads from the Tapestry is a collection of four interconnected novella length stories aimed at tween/YA reader by R. A. Casias. Released 30th Jan 2024, it's 174 pages and is available in paperback and ebook formats. 

The stories are interconnected loosely and all are engagingly well written. The author is gifted with setting and world building, and has created an immersive world full of magic and drama called Etherea. All of the stories are part of the same fantasy world setting as the author's God Slayer Chronicles (first volume of the series was released 4th quarter 2023 and is available now). 

There is an amazing amount of rich detail in these 4 stories. Each character has engagement and believability and even where not specified, it's clear that each of them exists as a whole, with their own internal motivations and beliefs. The stories are well crafted, evenly plotted and just generally very readable and enjoyable. The actual writing/vocabulary is more simple than highbrow; but it's intended for a younger tween/YA audience.

Four stars. Well written and engaging. This is an indie-pub release, and will likely not be on library lists. It's well worth seeking out and highly recommended for public and secondary school library acquisition, for fantasy readers, and would make a nice buddy read. 

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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