Nancy Springer’s lyrical THE ODDLING PRINCE is a beautiful and riveting story

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On B&N SCI-FI & FANTASY BLOG, Joel Cunningham includes Nancy Springer’s THE ODDLING PRINCE among This Week’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book.

Springer is the author of more than 50 books for children and adults; this one hits the sweet spot between them, a richly written story of two young men finding their true paths.


This was a totally different take on the fae and I found it to be a beautiful story full of love and understanding.  It is about two brothers who find each other and will do what ever it takes to keep each other alive.  It is historical fiction with a touch of magical realism.


The writing is suburb and you really feel like you are there with all of the sights and sounds of medieval Scotland.  The magical realism is not overpowering but adds a nice subtle touch to the story.  The ending was not at all what I expected, but beautiful and perfect.

A beautiful and riveting story of loyalty and what it means to be brothers.

C. P. Lesley at FIVE DIRECTIONS PRESS mentions the novel in 
Books We Loved, May 2018.

Lyrical and with a sense of melancholy, THE ODDLING PRINCE is a throwback to the days when high fantasy vibrated with idealism.

THE ROARING BOOKWORM enjoys the book.

If you’re looking for something a little bit different from your fantasy this summer, I’d definitely recommend it: it’ll leave you thinking!

For more info on THE ODDLING PRINCE, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover art by Brian Giberson

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