mindtouchI “met” Maggie Hogarth when I joined SFWA. I’ve followed her on twitter for years and find her quirky, sometimes off-beat, sense of humor quite intriguing. She’s an artist in many media–including words.

After talking with Maggie online for a while, I wanted to try some of her fiction and I picked this one. When I first saw this book, I dismissed it as “cute.” The cover has these furry, anthropomorphic critters, you see. I found them to be tragic and daring, wondrous and wondering. But they’re not cute. Not even.

Maggie has a gift. She can take humanity out of people and show it to us through different lenses. In the Dream Healer series (MindTouch is book 1), she takes empathy and compassion, fear and foible and blends them into a breath-taking froth that hooked me from the first few paragraphs through this series and across space-time into a very different universe ruled by – for lack of a better term – dragons. Not cute. Bloody, clawed, sadistic dragons who were just as human as the guy in line at the coffee shop.

But my journey with Maggie Hogarth started here. With MindTouch and the Dream Healers. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Why not grab a sample and see what you think?

About the reviewer:

NathanLowell_150x150Nathan Lowell has been writing science fiction and fantasy most of his life. He started publishing in 2007 and has no intention of stopping any time soon.

Learn more about Nathan Lowell and his works at http://nathanlowell.com

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