Category Archive: Masks

Jun 15

Announcing the great FACES book giveaway! Win books just by commenting!

Faces, the concluding book in The Masks of Aygrima trilogy, comes out July 7 from DAW Books, so it’s time for a contest! I’m offering several prizes, awarded at random to anyone who comments here, on Facebook on my E.C. Blake fan page, my Edward Willett fan page, or on my personal websites, here or at edwardwillett.com, …

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Apr 27

Saskatchewan Book Awards jurors say nice things about Masks

The Saskatchewan Book Awards were handed out on Saturday night. Masks was shortlisted in two categories. Alas, I didn’t win, but at least I picked up a couple of great review quotes. Jurors for the Drs. Morris & Jacqui Shumiatcher Regina Book Award wrote: “An exciting, compelling narrative that sweeps the reader up into a …

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Feb 15

Buy the audiobooks of Masks and Shadows!

Both Masks and Shadows have been turned into audiobooks by Recorded Books. Both books are narrated by Elizabeth Morton. Click on the cover images below to go to Audible.com to purchase the audiobooks. You can also listen to samples of each!

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Feb 13

Masks shortlisted for two Saskatchewan Book Awards

Each year the Saskatchewan Book Awards honour the best books by Saskatchewan authors, and I’m pleased to announce that the 2015 shortlisted books include Masks, in two categories: Young Adult Literature (self-explanatory) and Regina Book Award (for the best book by a Regina author). The books are judged by out-of-province judges, and the stated criteria …

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Oct 23

Here’s the cover art for Faces!

Just got this from DAW Books today: it’s the cover art for Faces, Book 3 in my Masks of Aygrima trilogy. It builds on the previous two covers and reveals, appropriately enough, Mara’s face for the first time. I like it a lot! How about you? Like the first two covers, this one is by Paul Young. The paperback of Masks will be …

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Aug 26

Masks “a great-page turner and a fantastic start to an exciting new series”

T.E.J. Johnson gives a rousing review to Masks: “The novel is fast paced and Mara gets herself in and out of a million-tangles as she falls from a high-born Aygriman citizen, to concentration-camp prisoner to unmasked rebel…I would thoroughly recommend this novel; it is a great page-turner and a fantastic start to an exciting new …

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Mar 15

A glimpse at a real-life Masked city…

Venice Mask

Wonder what it would be like to live in a city where everyone has to be masked at all times? Venice’s Carnival gives you a pretty good taste of it. Some of these photos could have been taken in Aygrima! View the whole slideshow, and read about Venice’s maskmakers…

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Feb 01

Dark Faerie Tales calls Masks “a thrilling ride from beginning to end”

Dark Faerie Tales

Dark Faerie Tales gives Masks 4/5 stars…er, ravens, saying: “Young adult books can sometimes be hit or miss with me, depending on how I feel about the protagonist. Luckily, this book was a big hit. From the first page, it had me hooked…it was still a thrilling ride from beginning to end….it’s not for the …

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Jan 25

Some thoughts on reviews

One of the…um, eye-opening…things about having novels published (and at this point, under both this name and others, I’ve had quite a few) is the realization, as the reviews start to come in (if you’re lucky enough to even get reviewed), that not everyone thinks you have written the most amazingly wonderful book of all …

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Jan 12

School Library Journal says Masks encapsulates “the best features of a good teen title”

School Library Journal gives a good review to Masks. Kathy Kirchoefer of Henderson County Public Library in North Carolina writes: “Encapsulating the best features of a good teen title, Masks is sure to resonate with readers…With an intriguing setting and a suspenseful story line that will hook readers, Masks is the first of a promising …

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