Praise for Tower of Mud and Straw
- https: // kirkusreviews.com / book-reviews / yaroslav-barsukov / tower-of-mud-and-straw /
- https: // fanfiaddict.com / 2021 / 02 / 26 / blog-tour-tower-of-mud-and-straw-by-yaroslav-barsukov /
- https: // www.risingshadow.net / articles / reviews / 1041-review-tower-of-mud-and-straw-by-yaroslav-barsukov
- https: // thequilltolive.com / 2021 / 02 / 11 / tower-of-mud-and-straw-colossal-in-its-brevity /
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- http: // fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com / 2020 / 10 / tower-of-mud-and-straw-by-yaroslav.html
- https: // starlitbook.com / 2021 / 02 / 01 / tower-of-mud-and-straw-by-yaroslav-barsukov /
“This marvelous SF tale about dangerous technology offers sublime stretches that will warrant revisiting.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Tower of Mud and Straw feels like a step forward for the genre.” — FanFiAddict
“One of the best and most compelling fantasy novellas of the year.” — RisingShadow.net
“In the ever growing market for novellas, Barsukov’s story is a contender for the top brackets. It’s clever, it’s feverish, and leaves much up for interpretation.” — The Quill to Live
“It’s different, and eye-catching, with stunning prose and a shocking amount of depth and story packed in a few short pages.” — Bookworm Blues
“A fine example of a novella format.” — Fantasy Book Critic
“Like a good opera, Yaroslav is a master at setting the stage and pulling at heartstrings.” — Queen’s Book Asylum
“Poetry in prose... I love a story that is huge, but also incredibly intimate, and this novella managed to encompass both of these things.” — Miltos Yerolemou (Syrio Forel in Game of Thrones)
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Praise for "Memory Is a Rumor"
Maria Haskins: "Barsukov tells the story without any big flashy gestures, using carefully crafted prose that made this story sink deep into my heart."
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Praise for "Your Grief Is Important to Us"
Rebecca DeVendra: "This is probably the most surprising story in the issue and proves that Barsukov is a newer author to watch."
Sam Tomaino: "Amusing in that teeth-grating way!"