Today is my stop on the Comeback blog tour. This Orpheus retelling was a fun read.
- Title: Comeback
- Author: Chris Limb
- Publisher: Unbound on January 21, 2021
- Genre: Fantasy Retelling
- Pages: 324
- Formats Available: Paperback & Digital
- Rating: 4/5
Trigger Warnings: Suicide, Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Many thanks to Damppebbles Blog Tours, Chris Limb, and Unbound for providing me with a digital copy of Comeback with a request for an honest review.
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Genie has everything – a BRIT award, a singing career, the attention of the press and Oliver Fox, a pretty boy who looks good on her arm.
Until he dies.
His death brings Genie’s long buried feelings bubbling to the surface. Her grief over the death of her lover Wendi who introduced her to this world. Her self doubt and fear that she will be exposed as a fraud.
How far is she prepared to go to fix things?
The afterlife isn’t the most comfortable of places for anyone who’s still alive, but Genie’s not going to take any crap from the dead – she’s got years of experience in the music business.
Sometimes going to Hell and back takes a lifetime…Provided by Damppebbles Blog Tours for Tour Use
I am a huge fan of Greek mythology. Orpheus is one of my favorite tales, and Chris Limb gives readers a fine interpretation of the story. It is often hard to get retellings just right, but Limb does an excellent job with Comeback.
Genie is an absolute wreck. For the first several chapters, I couldn’t stand her and was ready to put the book down and move on with my life. But, when the story got to the Underworld, I changed my mind but quick. Limb’s view of the Underworld is fantastic and so full of imagination.
I also adored the shy, bookish Genie. I wish there had been more of her and a lot less of Wendi. Of course, if there were no Wendi, there would be no Comeback story to tell. So, I have taken her while gritting my teeth wherever she pops up.
But, despite my dislike of Wendi and nuGenie, I loved this book as a whole. It is funny, intelligent, and most of all, entertaining. I award Comeback 4 out of 5 stars. I recommend this novel to anyone who loves Greek mythology.
About the Author – Chris Limb
Chris is a writer based in the UK, who has had a number of short stories published over the past few years, blogs on a regular basis and occasionally reviews books and audios for the British Fantasy Society.
Chris wrote a short pop memoir which was published in 2011 and went down well with its core-audience. It continues to sell at a steady rate to this day.
Chris also plays bass guitar and performs random acts of web and graphic design for a diverse selection of clients.