Category: Books

Magebane galleys are here!

Which means I get to spend the next few days re-reading my own book, and hoping the only errors I see are little ones that are easily corrected, and not major “what-was-I-thinking-aargh-it’s-too-late-to-fix-it-now!” ones. Here’s the title and byline from the title page. I love the little airship logo, which appears at the start of each …

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Cover art for Twist of the Blade!

Just got the cover art for Twist of the Blade, Book 2 of my Shards of Excalibur YA series from Lobster Press. The artist is Paul Davey. That’s a different artist from last time, and so Ariane looks a little different (she seems to have lost weight). And that’s not quite the way I picture …

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Cover art for Magebane!

Just got this today: the cover art for Magebane, the first fantasy novel by my alter ego Lee Arthur Chane. It’s by Paul Young (and you can see more of his artwork here). The cover blurb will change slightly, because in the course of revisions that reference to “four centuries” became “eight centuries,” but otherwise, …

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Song of the Sword “a great new spin on a familiar story”

A brief new review of Song of the Sword at the blog think.thank.thought (a trail of reading) says: Song of the Sword is carried by an exciting plot that gives a great new spin to a favourite story.  It can also take credit for a great cast of characters…set up to play out what might …

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Marseguro reviewed by a talking moose…

…and it’s not Bullwinkle! Actually, thetalkingmoose is the LiveJournal handle of the proprietor of a blog called The Moose Pit, and this morning I ran across his/her/its review of Marseguro. An excerpt: Marseguro…stood out for me because it presents a compelling presentation as to why the human race will never truly become unified behind one …

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McNally Robinson likes Song of the Sword

A great review of Song of the Sword has appeared on McNally Robinson Booksellers’ website. Chadwick Ginther begins: If you think you know Arthur, Merlin and the Lady of the Lake guess again. Ariane is a troubled teen, starting a new life with her aunt in Regina. A new school would be hard enough, but …

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School Library Journal praises Song of the Sword

A nice new review of Song of the Sword in the important School Library Journal. After a very nice synopsis, reviewer Michele Shaw says: “This is a fantasy of epic proportions, with the perfect blend of suspense; well-developed, likable characters; and a touch of sarcastic humor. Ariane and Wally find four shards and the hilt …

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And now a word about Magebane…

…my first adult fantasy novel for DAW under the nom de plume Lee Arthur Chane. Here’s how DAW is describing it: The kingdom of Evrenfels is the last bastion of magic in the world, cut off from the outside by the Great Barrier through which magic cannot penetrate. For centuries, the Magelords have ruled their …

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What’s in a name?

It’s not exactly a secret, since I’ve been telling everyone everywhere for some time, but my next book from DAW, the fantasy novel Magebane, will not be appearing under the name Edward Willett, but under a pseudonym, Lee Arthur Chane. This is a first for me, though it’s pretty common; some writers have several pen …

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Ebook versions of my Andy Nebula books now available!

With the explosion in dedicated ebook readers, and the growing popularity of ebooks in general, I’ve finally decided to take some concrete steps to make sure my books are available in that format…so, I’ve added Andy Nebula: Interstellar Rock Star and the never-published sequel (because publisher Roussan went out of business), Andy Nebula: Double Trouble …

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