Review: STRANGER SKIES, Katje van Loon

Buy your own copy of this young speculative-fiction author’s second novel—you’ll want to read it again while awaiting the next volume in this series, The Borderlands Saga.

Van Loon’s remarkably sure hand with language and characterization sweeps us away to a land of unforgettable characters embroiled in a war against nature and culture, wolves and witches. The tender love story unfolds with delicacy; the mentorship story absorbs us as if we ourselves were students; the backdrop story of warring immortals provides an intriguing link to humans’ spiritual quests on Earth.

Nominated for the James Tiptree Award, Stranger Skies appeals to adventurers, romantics, Young Adult, LGBT, herbalists, nature lovers and most of all to friends of the wolf. Book yourself an excellent trip.

eBook available here.

April Coffee Sheet Release!

We're very excited to announce our inaugural publication, the Pearl Review coffee sheet! This is a monthly publication distributed in Powell River dedicated to literary news. Our inaugural publication includes information on the Youth Peace-Poem Competition, news about forthcoming books from local authors, and a book review!

To read the interactive, online version of the coffee sheet, click here or on the image below.

A cropped image of a newsletter bearing the heading "The Pearl Review". There is an article about young poets and the Youth Peace-Poem Competition on the left side. The right side holds two business card ads, one for Ecossentials in Powell River and another for The Pack Press, also in Powell River.

To read the full coffee sheet, click on the image.

The Pearl Review coffee sheet is made possible by contributions from our members. To learn more about becoming a member, please check out this page.

We hope you enjoy the coffee sheet!



Welcome to The Pearl Review! We're in the early days of this site, so at the moment there's very little on here. That will change soon -- stay tuned for reviews from our members, info on membership, how to get involved, pages on our books and authors, and much more.

-Katje van Loon

Co-founder, The Pearl Review