imageDjibril al-Ayad at The Future Fire has reviewed the lovely collection Girl at the End of the World, volume one, and given my short story “A Sailor Girl Goes Ashore” a wonderful mention.

“…an almost cosy piece in a post-apocalyptic setting…” “… is quietly effective, and there is a full arc of character development and the rebirth of hope, along with genuine dangers, tension and action; more stories of the quality and skill of Helgadóttir’s…”

I am very pleased and think it’s a balanced, but overall positive review for this great anthology with its stunning stories from authors like James Bennet and Ruth EJ Booth, and the wonderful publisher Fox Spirit Books and Adele Wearing.

The short story is another story about the pirate girl Nora. She has trouble with her sails and searches for help amongst the skyskrapers of Svalbard. But the city is strangely dead. The title of the story is a word play with the title from Norwegian Aksel Sandemose’s debut book “A Sailor Goes Ashore” from 1931, a story about another youngster with haunting background.

Read the review here.