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Monday, April 4, 2011

REVIEW: The First Tale, by Icy Sedgwick

This is something I’ve been meaning to do for some time, and I’m glad I finally have the privilege and (and e-Reader) to do it. I’ve begun reading the books of other esteemed tweeps and fellow authors.

My first adventure in e-reading was The First Tale by Icy Sedgwick. I’ve always been impressed by Icy’s writing style, she has a killing sense of humor and a gift for the macabre. The First Tale is the first novella in of a series set in Vertigo City, a Steampunk-meets-Big-Brother Dystopia.

In the First Tale, we follow Phillip Wiseman, newcomer to Vertigo City’s resistance—an organization bent on toppling the tyrannous Weimar Corporation. We discover, through Phillip this shady underworld he’s entered filled with secret agents, corrupt police, wise-cracking automatons and the alluring mysterious Liss Hunt.

Sedgwick paints a glorious world that’s as fully immersive as any seedy backstreet featured in a Sherlock Holmes mystery. The characters sparkle with clever dialogue, thrilling action sequences, and a plot full of twists and turns. It ultimately left me eagerly awaiting the Second Tale and any that might follow. Stamp my ticket, I’m ready to go back to Vertigo City!

The Vertigo City Resistance is pitted against the shadowy Weimar Corporation. Their stalemate is broken by the death of an infiltrator. The fiery Resistance Commander Liss Hunt and bewildered companion Philip Wiseman set off on a journey into both organisations to discover the truth behind who runs Vertigo. The First Tale is an action adventure featuring automatons, mad scientists and explosions!

You can order your copy of Icy Sedgwick’s First Tale HERE

And a collection of Icy Sedgwick’s Shorts, “Checkmate & Other Stories” HERE

You can also follow here blog where she posts brilliant shorts and articles HERE

Follow Icy on twitter @icypop
You can also Follow Liss on Twitter @LissHunt

NOTE: Cover Art By Jimmy Misanthrope


Icy Sedgwick said...

Aw thanks pet!

You can also get it for the Kindle.


Laura Eno said...

Awesome review, Monica and Icy!

Monica Marier said...

*LOL* I haven't done a book review since highschool, but I really enjoyed this. I'm glad to help out.

Sam said...

Brilliant review! :)

Carrie said...

It is an enjoyable tale for sure.

Cecilia Dominic said...

Great review! Now that I have an e-reader, I'm going to start reading y'all's books, too. :)