Author: Mark Alpert
Published: 2014 by Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St Martin's Press
Read: February 2014
Why it made it to the top of the pile: I loved the back cover blurb. Five pages in I was hooked.
Categories: Fiction, Sci Fi & Fantasy
Trivia Tidbit: Alpert majored in astrophysics at Princeton University and wrote his undergraduate thesis on the application of the theory of relativity to Flatland, a hypothetical universe with only two spatial dimensions.
Full Disclosure: Advance reading copy courtesy the publisher and Netgalley
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic - Arthur C Clarke
Ariel Fury is a gorgeous woman on a mission, with a long, secret family history she has sworn an oath to protect. Her liaison with John brings them into the path of Sullivan Fury and hurls John into the mire of the Fury family feud.
The Furies is a wonderful, fast-paced story which touches on themes of blood versus water, medicine versus magic and love versus hate. Mark Alpert's tale is both fantastical and remotely possible. A great read.