Remember this one?
Is there anywhere an SFF novel with more literary allusions? I don’t think so.
Here’s a review of this book over at tor.com: Journeying through Literature: Silverlock by John Myers Myers
The story follows a rather unlikeable protagonist shipwrecked on an island whose inhabitants are characters from stories, literature, and legend. If the premise sounds a bit strange at first, it ends up working very well—the book is a delight from beginning to end. …
I didn’t love this book — the protagonist is a jerk for a long time — but for anybody familiar with classic literature, it’s something to pick up and at least try. If any of you have read it, what did you think?
Here, this link goes to the edition with the Silverlock Companion included. That’s the version that’s got glossaries and commentary and everything. I’d probably like it a lot better if I looked at the Companion material first and then tried re-reading the actual story.