Local author Kura Carpenter gets an excellent review on the NZ Bookseller’s Blog

Local author Kura Carpenter’s engrossing urban fantasy novel, The Kingfisher’s Debt, has been reviewed by The Reader – the Bookseller’s New Zealand Blog.

And what did they think? Here’s just a snippet:

“Reading The Kingfisher’s Debt took me on a wild romp around Dunedin to many places I have been to, but after reading this Urban Fantasy I will look and think differently about these familiar places.

Carpenter’s crisp descriptive writing is delightful and I could mentally picture many places she includes in the novel. ‘Their vivid dark blooms a tangle of untrimmed canes. The state of the roses, like the cars filling every space along Pitt Street, indicated this neighbourhood was primarily rental properties.’ The cover of the book is stunning and inviting, with appropriate photos cleverly aligned in the kingfisher photo.”

Read the full blog: https://booksellersnz.wordpress.com/2019/01/24/book-review-the-kingfishers-debt-by-kura-carpenter/?fbclid=IwAR0vJAzbx0LJaVKVR2obADA7hkElLs-G7u9fFrKWZ9IecADbmHCbC6rF8_E

Review: The Kingfisher’s Debt by Kura Carpenter

I’ve just finished reading The Kingfisher’s Debt, an urban fantasy novel by Dunedin-based New Zealand author, Kura Carpenter.

This story quickly wove its magic on me, drawing me in as the tale unfurled as if the central character was reaching out from the pages and weaving one of her spells on me, as the reader, until I was trapped and just couldn’t put it down. 

Set in Dunedin at the bottom of New Zealand’s South Island, this is urban fantasy shaped by a master of the craft. Kura Carpenter’s command of words and language along with her ability to weave an entrancing tale held me spellbound until the very end – and what an ending it was. 

This is a great read by a master storyteller. Highly recommended.