June has been a rather quiet month since there’s been a lot going on, including a two-week trip to Ireland. Now that I’ve returned and have had a bit of a chance to recover from the exhausting trip home, hopefully things will pick up more here, starting with the announcement of the June Patreon title (which I finished reading yesterday).

The June book selection, determined by the monthly book poll with one of the Patreon reward tiers, is a Mythopoeic Award winner. The options were as follows:

The book to be read and reviewed for June is…

Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord

Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord

A tale of adventure, magic, and the power of the human spirit. Paama’s husband is a fool and a glutton. Bad enough that he followed her to her parents’ home in the village of Makendha—now he’s disgraced himself by murdering livestock and stealing corn. When Paama leaves him for good, she attracts the attention of the undying ones—the djombi— who present her with a gift: the Chaos Stick, which allows her to manipulate the subtle forces of the world. Unfortunately, a wrathful djombi with indigo skin believes this power should be his and his alone.

A contemporary fairy tale that is inspired in part by a Senegalese folk tale.

This was the only one Karen Lord’s novels I hadn’t already read (and I loved The Best of All Possible Worlds) so I was excited about reading it! And now, I’d better get to work on that review…