Category: Books

Read My Book: Magebane

QC  and Bridges, weekly free-circulation entertainment/lifestyle magazines put out by the Regina Leader Post and the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, respectively, have both just run what I wrote for their popular “Read My Book” feature focusing on local authors’ works. Here’s what I had to say about Magebane (the online version here at the Star-Phoenix’s website is …

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A Christmas Magebane giveaway contest!

I just received a fresh batch of Magebanes from the publisher, and in the spirit of the season have decided to give two of them away. If you’d like an autographed copy of Magebane mailed to your door, just leave a message below: no need to leave any contact information except an email address–if you …

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VOYA likes Magebane

Although Magebane is not a YA novel, it does have relatively young protaganists, and there’s certainly no reason older teens wouldn’t enjoy it…a fact with which VOYA concurs. VOYA (it stands for Voice of Youth Advocates) magazine is “the leading library journal dedicated to the needs of young adult librarians, the advocacy of young adults, …

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A couple of more Magebane reviews…

First up, Just a Guy Who Reads Books begins his review by saying: Chane combines some steampunk sensibilities with a magic world, infuses the whole thing with some potent political plotting, and presents the result – a fantastic novel. And finishes… Ultimately, a highly satisfying novel. I’d love to see something further in the world …

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The Big Idea: Magebane

(This is a slightly modified version of an essay that originally ran on John Scalzi’s blog Whatever—here’s the original version. John generously gives over his popular blog on a regular basis to authors with new work coming out, for which he deserves much praise and honor. Thanks, John!) I know this is called “The Big …

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Errant Dreams gives Magebane 5/5

Another nice review for Magebane, this one from Errant Dreams: Lee Arthur Chane’s Magebane is an original and delightful tale of epic fantasy and magic, steampunk science, adventure, tragedy, and love…. The mix of high fantasy and steampunk is one that I regarded with suspicion; such a blend is difficult to do well, such that …

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Night Owl Reviews likes Magebane

A.M. Donovan at Night Owl Reviews rates Magebane at 4.5 stars (“I Loved it – Top Pick”): Evil wizards, multi-level conspiracies, magic, hidden kingdoms, cruel tyrants, usurpers, and a hint of steampunk make this book entertaining. Lee Arthur Chane (also known as Edward Willett) has done a marvelous job of making all of this work …

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Cover art: The Helix War

I was in San Diego last week for the World Fantasy Convention, and had a great chat with my editor at DAW, Sheila Gilbert, during which she revealed the cover art for The Helix War, the omnibus of Marseguro and Terra Insegura coming out April 3. And now I share it with you! The art …

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Magebane hits bookstores today!

Is it October 4 already? It is, and that means that Magebane is officially available, published (of course) by DAW Books. You can buy it in all the usual places: Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Chapters, Barnes & Noble, to name just a few. And it’s available in both paperback and popular ebook formats. Here’s the blurb from …

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My Mayor’s Mega-Minute Reading Challenge speech

As writer-in-residence at the Regina Public Library, I was asked to give a brief speech at today’s launch of Regina’s annual Mayor’s Mega-Minute Reading Challenge at Jack MacKenzie School. And rather than ad-lib, as is my wont, I actually wrote something down (not that I read it word for word). Here it is: *** Hi, …

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Magebane gets starred review in Publishers Weekly!

Talk about a pleasant surprise. I fired up the iPad briefly before my concert at WorldCon in Reno today (I sang the Donald Swann-composed cycle of songs from Tolkien, called The Road Goes Ever On) and discovered the first review I’ve yet seen of my upcoming Lee Arthur Chane fantasy novel Magebane: but it’s not …

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Coming in April: The Helix War

I had a phone call recently from my editor at DAW Books, Sheila Gilbert, letting me know that DAW wants to bring out an omnibus edition of Marseguro and Terra Insegura in April 2012. We batted around titles and settled on The Helix War. It’s still a ways until April, but lo and behold, I …

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