Review/ Claiming T’Mo

Written by Judith Swanson

December 9, 2019

Writer: Eugen Bacon

Cover Art: Micaela Dawn

Publisher: Meerkat Press

Who is T’Mo? What is so special about this person that he requires claiming? How did he come into being? What is his purpose in the big picture? As every question is answered more arise.

Let’s first focus on what the book is about. From the publishers summary: In this lush interplanetary tale, Novic is an immortal Sayneth priest who flouts the conventions of a matriarchal society by choosing a name for his child. This act initiates chaos that splits the boy in two, unleashing a Jekyll-and-Hyde child upon the universe. Named T-Mo by his mother and Odysseus by his father, the story spans the boy’s lifetime — from his early years with his mother Silhouette on planet Grovea to his travels to Earth where he meets and marries Salem, and together they bear a hybrid named Myra. The story unfolds through the eyes of these three distinctive women: Silhouette, Salem and Myra. As they confront their fears and navigate the treacherous paths to love and accept T-Mo/Odysseus and themselves, the darkness in Odysseus urges them to unbearable choices that threaten their very existence.

You can’t stop reading Claiming T’Mo because you might actually miss an answer or a clue to the questions posed above, or the unknown missions that have been taken by each character within this book. You as the reader actually feel for the difficulties the characters encounter, and almost want to go fight with them or provide them with a shoulder for them to cry on. There are also those moments when you have to fight the urge to jump up and holler in pure joy. The fact that the book elicits such emotions makes this book a great page-turner.

Eugen Bacon has written a captivating story that will have you hanging onto the actions of every character. Every word brings the reader closer to answering the nagging questions that keep coming up.  The world that Bacon has created will be easily relatable to anyone that picks this book up.

When I received my review copy of Claiming T-Mo I found myself trying to sneak a reading session whenever I had a spare moment. I was so captivated in finding the answer to every question which this story brought forward. This is a very sweet read, and I look forward to more work from Bacon.


Judith Joachim-Swanson is an aspiring writer. She is an independent, freelance blogger, and you can find her other work here. She is also a self-published indie writer of Cigarette (The Catcher Series Book 1) which incorporate a steampunk Sci-fi theme.


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