Journeyed there and back again
Finished Inish Carraig by our own Jo Zebedee. Reading it was like running down a hill and you can't stop or slow down and the book is like that all the way to the end. Strong characterizations, and it has a dark, somber tone throughout, and appropriately so as it's a very personal account of survival after alien invasion and devastation by not one but two advanced and aggressive alien races. This book is recommended to all readers who like a finely crafted original and exciting story, not just sci-fi fans. You can even hear the irish brogue of the characters, they are so finely wrought. I enjoyed her prose which was clear and precise and often quite clever, giving the impression of her being an author with a lot of experience rather than a fairly new bright star in the sci-fi universe.