Van Loon's remarkably sure hand with language and characterization sweeps us away to a land of unforgettable characters embroiled in a war against nature and culture, wolves and witches. The tender love story unfolds with delicacy; the mentorship story absorbs us as if we ourselves were students; the backdrop story of warring immortals provides an intriguing link to humans' spiritual quests on Earth.
Nominated for the James Tiptree Award, Stranger Skies appeals to adventurers, romantics, Young Adult, LGBT, herbalists, nature lovers and most of all to friends of the wolf. Book yourself an excellent trip.
--The Pearl Review
About the Author
While not writing, Katje can be found baking, knitting, crafting, subverting the heteronormative, gender-binarist paradigm, and killing Cylons.