Goodbye, Third Draft

What an exciting week, readers!  I finished the third draft of my novel! It took quite a bit longer than I’d planned, but it is over now.  I learned so much in the process, however, and the novel is in much better shape than it was at the end of the second draft. I cut […]

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Short Review of a Short Story

While I was waiting for a library hold to come in, I purchased A Duel of Evils by Anthony Ryan on the Kindle from Amazon.  It is a short story set in the Raven’s Shadow world, wherein our favorite historian relates the events of an important battle.  I  really liked Lord Verniers, and his voice […]

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Blood Song Review

I reviewed two of Anthony Ryan’s novels last year and named Blood Song as one of my favorite books for 2017 without doing a review.  This was my second or third read through, so I guess it is time! “The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and […]

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Burn It Down

Anyone who knows me may think this post title refers to my thoughts regarding spiders, but I went with something far less drastic this time.  I recently reviewed The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan, the first book of his The Draconis Memoria series.  I didn’t find the second book, The Legion of Flame, to be […]

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Blood, Spies, and Ships

A year or so ago, I read the Raven’s Shadow series by Anthony Ryan.  This was a fantastic trilogy that left me thinking about the characters long after I’d finished reading, so I was excited to read the first of his new series.  The Waking Fire did not disappoint. Throughout the vast lands controlled by […]

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