March 1, 2024
First Reviews


I talked in the previous post about reaching strangers, and the discombobulating feelings that can generate. You don't know them, and they don't know you. You are judged exclusively on the work. In fact, you're not judged at all. Only the work is. The famous Yeats quote inevitably comes to mind - Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. And yet ... you don't want to be the call center operative, requesting feedback but also making it clear that anything less than a ten just won't do. You want feedback to be considered, insightful, objective, well motivated and, above all, honest.

I said before that I have no illusions of there not being choppy water ahead, but, as The Colossus pulls out of the harbour it has sat in for so long, it is wonderfully gratifying to hear some positive early reviews. Please indulge me if I just share comments from a couple of early reviewers ...

@books_and_a_baby89 wrote ...  'I was immediately captivated by the front cover and also the tag line ... I thought this story was really well written ...   I loved the dual POV in different time lines ...  I am really looking forward to reading the next book in the series.'

Thankyou  @books_and_a_baby89

And Nelli Lakatos on the Goodreads platform said ... 'it was just so intriguing, incredible and such a well written story ...I absolutely loved this book ... I teared up a little (at the end) ... This book has definitely become my new all time favourite book ... I truly want everyone to read it and experience this powerful journey on their own'

Thank you so much Nelli for your kind words. All a bit overwhelming really.