Tag: The Shards of Excalibur

New five-star review for Lake in the Clouds audiobook

The audiobook version of Lake in the Clouds, narrated by the amazing Elizabeth Klett, has a great new review from an Audible listener: “For me, this story was a very satisfying follow-on to book 2 in the series. Wally plays a much larger part in this one, something which I very much welcomed. His internal struggles as he …

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CanLit for Little Canadians likes Cave Beneath the Sea

Helen Kubiw at the excellent CanLit for Little Canadians site has been a fan of The Shards of Excalibur from the beginning, and she likes Cave Beneath the Sea quite a lot: In Cave Beneath the Sea, Edward Willett has created as exciting a read as the earlier books in the series, continuing to develop his characters and their …

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Another nice review of Lake in the Clouds

This one is from Resource Links, and is posted to Coteau Books‘ website: “The overlay of the Arthurian legend on a modern Canadian context works surprisingly well. Merlin’s magical powers are invested in Rex Major’s spyware embedded in the internet. Wally’s loyalty and courage accurately reflect both Arthur’s strength and his fatal flaw. Ariane’s coolly calculated actions …

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Song of the Sword long-listed for the Sunburst Award

I’m excited to announce that Song of the Sword has been long-listed in the young adult category for The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, an annual award celebrating the best in Canadian fantastic literature published during the previous calendar year. The winners receive a cash prize of $1,000 as well as …

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The Lake in the Clouds now has its Amazon page!

The Lake in the Clouds, Book 3 in The Shards of Excalibur series from Coteau Books, now has its Amazon page. Here’s the description: In the third instalment of this modern take on Arthurian legends, Ariane – descendant of none other than the Lady of the Lake herself – is on the run and on …

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Cover art reveal! The Lake in the Clouds, Book 3 of The Shards of Excalibur

I’ve been very happy with the cover art for the Shards of Excalibur books from Coteau Books, and the cover art for Book 3, The Lake in the Clouds, which I’ve just received, is no exception. Pretty, isn’t it? Better get the book written, though. A good cover is important, but it’s also important there …

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CanLit for Little Canadians likes Song of the Sword

Helen Kubiw gives Song of the Sword a great review at CanLit for Little Canadians, writing in part: Because Edward Willett ensures that there is a lot of action in Song of the Sword as well as emotional issues of family and trust, it’s a fantasy that will grip teens of both genders…Edward Willett blends the humour with the ethereal fantasy of Song …

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Kirkus Reviews likes Twist of the Blade even more than Song of the Sword

The first review of Twist of the Blade has shown up, and it’s a good one. Kirkus Reviews says: The sequel to Song of the Sword (2014) improves on its foundation….Willett realistically explores the difficulties Ariane and Wally face and paints Rex Major in such a light that readers may be unsure as to whether he is a master manipulator or …

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The new Coteau Books edition of Song of the Sword is in print!

Got this handsome box of books from Coteau Books yesterday: copies of Song of the Sword, Book 1 of my five-book The Shards of Excalibur series, a brand-new revised edition of a book that first came out about four years ago but was orphaned by the collapse of Lobster Press. Book 2, Twist of the Blade, …

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Cover art reveal: Twist of the Blade

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 …

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Cover Art Reveal: New cover for the revised version of Song of the Sword, coming in May

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 …

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Song of the Sword recommended in Saskatoon Star-Phoenix

Song of the Sword got a nice mention in the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix today. In a feature called “Read aloud for holiday wonders,” Beverley Brenna writes: Favourite books for the holidays can be divided into two categories: older titles that withstand the test of time, and contemporary reads that more closely reflect today’s reading audience. Literacy …

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