Plot: Though Kaiser's plot sometimes drops a few beats, it nevertheless delivers an entertaining, witty, and downright fun story that will have genre fans turning the pages with voracity.
Prose/Style: Deigning for a simple, yet elegant approach, Kaiser's prose lives in its dialogue and descriptions, the latter of which, while perhaps on the surface feeling thin, builds up the characters and settings in such subtle, infectious ways as to endear the reader to them effortlessly.
Originality: While the mixture of history and fiction is not wholly new, and while Kaiser falls back on some expected movements, she nonetheless succeeds in delivering a story worthy of the myths of old, in such a way that will endear even perhaps the more jaded of genre enthusiasts.
Character Development/Execution: Kaiser does a tremendous job bringing the Muses of Greek myth to life, even in some of the more peripheral characters; Polyhymnia and Urania in particular shine with a lovable sisterly bond. The Wrights, by contrast, receive less of this divine stroke, though they are carried into relatable moments by the pure efficacy of Kaiser's deft pen hand.
Date Submitted: August 05, 2021
An airy, humorous aviation tale with appealing infusions of myth and history... Kaiser’s prose is crisp and witty...