The first blurb/review anywhere for The Grass-Cutting Sword, in the Read It Now sidebar on the Endicott Studio blog:
Valente’s latest is a rich, delicious, atmospheric “trickster” novel set in a mythic version of ancient Japan. Valente is one of the most intriguing young writers working in the mythic fiction field today. Her work is lyrical, unusual, ambitious, and deeply rooted in world mythology. –Terri Windling
A little love for a poor book that is getting no attention at all. But from that source? It feels like a lot.