After receiving some negative feedback on Kyla, the protagonist, I was excited to see a recent review posted which raved about her. A reviewer said that Kyla was her favorite fantasy character in anything she has read lately. True to my previous hypothesis, this reviewer does seem to be younger - judging by her picture I would guess early twenties. So the theory seems to be holding true that younger women seem to like Kyla, but women 30/40+ sometimes have a hard time with her. As I probably mentioned before, I did expect some polarization but did not anticipate it being drawn along these demographic lines.
In other news, I got my lowest review yet on Goodreads - received a 3 from my reviewer in India. I had specifically requested an honest review, and I am happy the reader took the time to post a review. Matter of taste and all, and could be worse than a 3.
On the positive side, I got a message from Locus magazine to send them a final copy, so I am going to do that right now. Hoping for the best!
Bryant Reil currently resides in Kelowna, BC. Recent accomplishments include completing a Master's degree, and having finished two books, Elf Mastery and Elf Doubt. The third book, Elf Righteous, is underway.