Friday Review: The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archives #1) by Brandon Sanderson

My rating: 3 of 5 starsThis story is far too complex to condense into a short synopsis. The three main characters are all, in one way or another, embroiled in war. Dalinar, prince and uncle to the late king, and Kaladin, former soldier and skilled surgeon, now branded a slave, are fighting a war that … Continue reading Friday Review: The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archives #1) by Brandon Sanderson

Friday Review: Druids (Druids #1) by Morgan Llywelyn

My rating: 3 of 5 starsAinvar is an orphan in the Celtic tribe of the Carnutes. He is fascinated by the Druids that oversee the lives of his people and their magic. He sneaks out one night to observe one of the secret rituals performed by the Druids, and the consequences of his intervention in … Continue reading Friday Review: Druids (Druids #1) by Morgan Llywelyn

Friday Review: Child of Light (Child of Light #1) by Terry Brooks

My rating: 3 of 5 starsAuris is nineteen, and has been living in an Orc prison since she was fifteen. She has very little memory of her life before the prison, and knows that as bad as the children's prison life of slavery and abuse is, the adult prison she is headed for will be … Continue reading Friday Review: Child of Light (Child of Light #1) by Terry Brooks

Wednesday Writer: Five Things to Keep in Mind When You Write a Review

Yeah, I was going to do this post last week, but things got a bit tossed up around here then. Sorry about that. Two weeks ago, I posted a blog outlining some reasons I think writing reviews is helpful, not only to authors but to readers, as well. You can read that one here if … Continue reading Wednesday Writer: Five Things to Keep in Mind When You Write a Review

Friday Reveiw: Throne of the Crescent Moon (Crescent Moon Kingdom #1) by Saladin Ahmed

My rating: 4 of 5 starsThe Crescent Moon kingdom is at a crossroads. The ruling Kalif is being challenged by the Falcon Prince, an enigmatic thief. Dr. Makhslood is the last of the real ghul hunters, and is tired and getting to the point of retiring from his demanding profession. His assistant, Raseed bas Raseed … Continue reading Friday Reveiw: Throne of the Crescent Moon (Crescent Moon Kingdom #1) by Saladin Ahmed

Wednesday Writer: 7 Reasons Why Reviews Are Important

You have all seen, heard, and gotten the emails. "You recently purchased XXX. Would you like to write a review?" Reviews are becoming increasingly important to sellers of all types in these days of online research for everything. Authors also depend on reviews to help get word out about their work. You have seen me … Continue reading Wednesday Writer: 7 Reasons Why Reviews Are Important