Michelle B. Assor
NEW FANTASY SERIES
THE SNAYGILL TRILOGIES
Book One: Slithery Temptations
A RARE TREAT
"Embark on a journey filled with magic and wonder in M.B. Assor's richly imaginative debut novel, Snaygill.
It's truly a pleasure to see something different in the realm of both fantasy and creature-driven works.
In a fantasy where serpents ride in carriages, go to school, and fall in love, Michelle B. Assor takes the time to incorporate the very real nature of the snake and its habits, injecting a realistic feel to the story line while staying true to the fantasy scenario of talking, thinking snakes who mimic many of the concerns of humans.
Under a more casual hand this balance could have too easily have fallen apart, but with Assor's ability to balance natural history and fantasy, readers who appreciate both are in for a rare treat."
Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review
A FANCIFUL, THOUGHT-PROVOKING ADVENTURE
"Debut author Assor uses the narrative potential of snakes to great creative (and comedic) effect, building a world that should awaken the herpetologist in any reader.
Assor’s conceit that Snaygill is a world similar to ours, but populated by snakes, results in frequent puns and pointed absurdities, like Zahra’s use of a “handbag. These moments are balanced by wonderful messages that humans can benefit from: e.g., Use...your imagination to explore your virtues and not your vices.
The calamitous twist ending guarantees readers will be slithering back for the sequel."