Blog Tour Review: Clarissa (Lost Tales #3), by Karl Drinkwater


If you’re reading this: HELP! I’ve been kidnapped.

Me and my big sister stayed together after our parents died. We weren’t bothering anybody. But some mean government agents came anyway, and split us up.

Now I’m a prisoner on this space ship. The agents won’t even say where we’re going.

I hate them.

And things have started to get a bit weird. Nullspace is supposed to be empty, but when I look out of the skywindows I can see … something. Out there. And I think it wants to get in here. With us.

My name is Clarissa. I am ten years old.

And they will all be sorry when my big sister comes to rescue me.

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My Review

Thanks to Rachel Gilbey for organising this blog tour and to Karl for sending me a copy of the e-book.

I enjoy the Lost Solace books and the novellas, and this one covers events from Clarissa’s point of view, as a ten year old. We get to see the attack on the Solace and learn how Clarissa came to be where she was when Opal finally finds her.

The novella is really good, and I enjoyed finding out more about Clarissa and Opal, their history and relationship. The escape from the Solace was rather thrilling to read and very descriptive. I liked the characterisation of Clarissa and her escorts, especially the sensory details of Clarissa’s experience. The description of socks and shoes as ‘foot prisons’ is brilliant, and very accurate.

If you’ve read any of the other Lost Solace stories, you must read this one. If you’ve never encountered the universe, this is a good one to start with.

Author Bio –

Karl Drinkwater writes thrilling SF, suspenseful horror, and contemporary literary fiction. Whichever you pick you’ll find interesting and authentic characters, clever and compelling plots, and believable worlds.

Karl has lived in many places but now calls Scotland his home. He’s an ex-librarian with degrees in English, Classics, and Information Science. He also studied astrophysics for a year at university, surprising himself by winning a prize for “Outstanding Performance”.

When he isn’t writing he loves guitars, exercise, computer and board games, nature, and vegan cake. Not necessarily in that order.

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