Back to writing!

Now that my stupdenously annoying and difficult ten year recertification exam is over – HUZZAH!!! I get to get back to writing volume 2 of The Castes and the OutCastes.

But not until I finish reading The Raven’s Shadow by Elspeth Cooper. So far this year, in just these four months, I’ve probably read more than I had all of the last two years, nearly all of it epic fantasy, and most of it rather large misses. My favorite book thus far was actually a book of poetry, Inside Out & Back Again.

So it was with trepidation that I purchased Ms. Cooper’s latest book. I really enjoyed the first novel in her series, Songs of the Earth, but didn’t care as much for Trinity Rising, but I find myself enjoying this latest edition quite a lot – other than wanting to whack Gair upside the head for being such a sniveling whiner.

More Marketing

*BUMP*

Just reminding anyone who might be interested that starting today, April 27th, A Warrior’s Path is discounted to $0.99 as part of Amazon’s Daily Deals. Three days later the price rises to $2.99, and then three days later, on the evening of May 3rd, the price goes back to normal.

Again, I know people who visit this site have already purchased the book, but if you know of anyone who might enjoy it, please let them know about the promo deal.

Discount on A Warrior’s Path

I hate doing marketing. Sigh.

But anyway, starting early on the morning of April 27th, A Warrior’s Path will be deeply discounted to just $0.99 as part of Amazon’s Daily Deals. This will continue for three days before the price rises to $1.99, and then three days later, on the evening of May 3rd, the price goes back to normal.

I know most people who read this post have already purchased the book, but if you know of anyone who might enjoy it, please let them know about the promo deal.

 

Tad Williams

http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/books/Williams+author+inspired+Game+Thrones+write+sequel/9711166/story.html

An interesting article on the lineage of epic fantasy. I think the author understates the impact and presence of authors of the time, such as Michael Moorcock, Tanith Lee, Roger Zelazny, and Charles DeLint, who wrote and write works very much outside the realm of Tolkien or Howard (Conan). Nevertheless, it’s nice to see Tad Williams get the credit he so richly deserves in more mainstream media.

Zombie Apocalypse

Zombies are very popular right now.

I love The Walking Dead, and I laughed at the inappropriate gallows humor of Zombieland. I’ve even seen three or four of the Resident Evil movies. And, of course, there’s the George Romero zombie movies.

Someday I’d even like to work zombies into a novel.

But despite my fascination with zombies, if the zombie apocalypse were to actually happen, I wouldn’t want to survive it. I’d rather just be one of the first people to pass away quietly.

Strange thoughts for a Thursday night.