Tag: novels

Quill & Quire review raves about Song of the Sword

I was pleasantly–very pleasantly, as you’ll see–surprised to discover a review, the first I’ve seen, of Shards of Excalibur: Song of the Sword in the September issue of Quill & Quire, Canada’s magazine of book news and reviews. The review, by author Robert J. Wiersema, almost gave me a heart attack with the first sentence, …

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Download a free bookmark for Song of the Sword!

Lobster Press has created a great bookmark for Shards of Excalibur: Song of the Sword, which I’m pleased to offer for free downloading. There’s a JPG version at left, or you can download the full PDF version.  Be the first on your block to have one! Get it now!

Marturia.net reviews Terra Insegura

Ian Hecht at Marturia.net fires one of the first Terra Insegura reviews into the the blogosphere, and though he has some quibbles (not to be confused with tribbles–although both can multiply rapidly on occasion, tribbles are furrier), in general, he likes it. (As he did Marseguro.) Herewith, some excerpts: Willett’s usual moral tale style is …

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A month of Terra Insegura/Marseguro give-aways begins today!

Tomorrow’s the big day when Terra Insegura officially hits bookstore shelves, and  so, with great fanfare, I announce the Great Terra Insegura Book Give-Away Contest, twin to the very successful Marseguro give-away I ran when that book came out–except with one great exception: this time, I’m giving books to two people every week for the next month. Here’s how it …

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Novels ending badly

I’ve occasionally posted about the annual Bulwer-Lytton contest for the worst beginnings for novels. Now the Washington Post has inverted that and run a contest for the worst possible endings to novels. (Via Scott Edelman.) The winner: As the wail of the nearing sirens shook him awake, Todd rose from the charred remains of Rensfield …

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What I Just Read: A Darkness Forged in Fire

A Darkness Forged in Fire is a new fantasy (the first in a series collectively called The Iron Elves) by a new writer, Chris Evans. I receieved a free copy from the publisher for some reason or other, and was glad to get it. I won’t bother with a synopsis–you can get that from Amazon–but …

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Frankenstein

It’s a safe bet most of those who dressed as Frankenstein’s monster on Hallowe’en didn’t do so to honor the birth of a new form of literature and a new way of looking at the world–but Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus, was both. At first glance, Frankenstein seems like just another Gothic novel, full of dank castles, wandering …

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