Here's a bit of a teaser for Shadows, sequel to Masks and Book 2 in The Masks of Aygrima by (ahem) E.C. Blake...
In Masks, Mara Holdfast's life changed forever. As the daughter of the Autarch’s Master Maskmaker, she had a clearly defined future: working with her father to make the Masks that must be worn by all adults—Masks imbued with a magic that would reveal any treasonous thought about the ruling Autarch. But when her own Mask cracked and fell to pieces during her Masking ceremony, Mara was exiled from everything she once knew. Rescued by an underground rebel group known as the unMasked Army, Mara was recruited ...
Song of the Sword
, Book 1 in my new YA fantasy series The Shards of Excalibur, will be out next month--and six months after that, Book 2, Twist of the Blade, will be released. Coteau Books
just sent me the cover art. I like it! And as you can see, they're keeping a very nice continuity from book to book...
Song of the Sword, first book in my news YA fantasy series written as Edward Willett, now has its official web page on the Coteau Books site. And here it is!
You can download a high-res version of the cover or the media release. Feel free to send it to everyone you know. You can also order the book directly from Coteau, if you like...and wouldn't you? Really? Deep down?
Ariane meets her ancestor, the Lady of the Lake, and is sent on an important and dangerous quest – to reunite the pieces of the shattered sword Excalibur. Yes, that Excalibur.
Ariane's life is already pretty difficult ...
I haven't been posting about all the reviews Masks has been getting because there have been quite a lot of them--more than I'm used to, and a function, I think, of this being my first hardcover release and getting some early favorable attention from the likes of Publishers Weekly
and RT Book Reviews
There's also a long-standing bit of advice to authors to never respond to bad reviews, which has precluded my saying what I'd really like to say to a couple of reviewers who hated the book and gave me the first truly nasty reviews--as opposed to simply negative reviews--I've ever received. I confess I'm somewhat puzzled why anyone ...
Here's the cover art for the revised version of Song of the Sword, first book in my new five-book YA fantasy series The Shards of Excalibur, being published by Coteau Books
beginning in May. Even if you read the original Lobster Press version of the book, you'll want a copy of the new one, which is extensively revised and also comes with a cover which (I have on good authority from my resident authority in YA fiction, 12-year-old daughter Alice) is much more attractive to the target audience.
It's already available for pre-order on Amazon
Masks, the first book in The Masks of Aygrima, my new fantasy trilogy for DAW Books
(written as E.C. Blake) will be released in hardcover and ebook formats in just over one month's time, on November 5.
I'm very excited about this, of course, and I want you to be excited, too. And so, as is my wont a month before the release of a new book, I herewith present you with the prologue and first chapter. Of course, you can...
Buy Masks from Amazon.com
Buy Masks from Amazon.ca
Buy Masks from Indigo
Or buy it from whatever other bookstore ...
I'm thrilled--maybe even ecstatic--to announce that my five-book modern-day fantasy series with Arthurian overtones, The Shards of Excalibur, has been picked up by a new publisher, respected Regina literary press Coteau Books
I originally sold Song of the Sword, the first book in the series, to Lobster Press, and it came out a couple of years ago (with the cover at left) to good reviews (read excerpts from some of those reviews here
). Unfortunately, Lobster Press ran into difficulties and folded...just before the second book, Twist of the Blade, should have come out. (It was written and edited and ready to go.) I was anxious to find a new publisher ...
The launch of the new edition of my Saskatchewan Book Award-winning YA fantasy Spirit Singer by Edmonton's Tyche Books
is close upon us, and as proof, I offer this reveal of the cover art! It's very different from what was on the original...which is good, since this is a new edition from a new publisher.
The artist is Rhiannon Rasmussen-Silverstein
Every Saturday I've been posting a chapter or two of my young adult science fiction novel Star Song...and here, at last, is the thrilling (I hope) conclusion! First visit? The whole thing starts here with Chapter 1 and an explanation
By Edward Willett
“How?” Tevera cried.
“I don’t know. It doesn’t matter. He’s here.” They had lost, Kriss knew bitterly. Gemfire was heavily armed; the Thaylia, though she carried weapons, could not hope to stand against the golden ship’s firepower. They could do nothing to stop Vorlick from taking the fortress.
Every Saturday I post a chapter or two of my young adult science fiction novel Star Song. Coming in in the middle? The whole thing starts here with Chapter 1 and an explanation
By Edward Willett
Kriss stared at her, speechless, until Andru leaned into view from the driver’s seat and said dryly, “I suggest you accept the offer. The real customs officials are probably boarding Vorlick’s ship about now.”
“Uh, sorry.” Kriss quickly opened the door and climbed in beside Tevera, but found he couldn’t look at ...