In a *starred* review, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY praises the novel.
Brennan skillfully builds a multiplicity of worlds, painting each unique and fully developed culture with bold, minimalist strokes and, though readers don’t get to spend much time with any single character, rendering each member of the sprawling cast with impressive nuance and subtlety. Exploring found family, adaptation, and hope in the face of apocalypse, Brennan imbues this high-concept fantasy with a strong emotional core. Fantasy fans will be thrilled.
Mary Robinette Kowal, author of Hugo and Nebula Award winner The Calculating Stars, offers her thoughts on the book.
Driftwood is a richly imagined and shifting place. I keep thinking about it weeks after shutting the book. This is what people mean by ‘haunting.’
Max Gladstone, author of The Empress of Forever and co-author of This is How you Win the Time War, feels much the same.
Haunting, timeless, and timely. Brennan invented Driftwood, but it feels like she discovered it.