Category: Shadows

Crystal Book Reviews: Shadows “sure to delight every fan of fantasy”

Another good review for Shadows, over at Crystal Book Reviews: “Adventure, battles, scenes of devastating power and ruthlessness, mistakes galore, kindness, compassion, love, and so much more fill these pages which will be sure to delight every fan of fantasy, science fiction, adventure, thrillers and mysteries!” Read the whole thing.

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Five stars for Shadows from Candace’s Book Blog

Shadows releases August 5, and one of the first to review it, Candace over at Candace’s Book Blog, has given it five stars, rating at as better than Masks: “This book, to me, was EPIC. Once I started reading I couldn’t stop. I devoured it in two sittings and thought about it when I slept, …

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Copies of Shadows arrive! Release date is just around the corner…

Look what I got in the mail today…coming to a bookstore near you August 5! Here’s the copy from the front flap: In Masks, the first novel in The Masks of Aygrima, Mara Holdfast’s life changed forever. As the daughter of the Autarch’s Master Maskmaker, she had a clearly defined future: working with her father …

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Read the first two chapters of Shadows

A month ago I posted the first chapter of Shadows, the second book in The Masks of Aygrima. Now we’re just about a month from the actual release of the novel, and so, as promised, I’ve posted a second chapter. You can read the first two chapters of Shadows here. Watch for a chance to …

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Shadows is an August Top Pick in Fantasy by RT Book Reviews

RT Book Reviews Magazine has named Shadows one of its “Top Picks” in Fantasy for August, with a glowing 4 1/2-star review (the same rating given to Masks, which was also shortlisted for Best Fantasy Novel of 2013 in the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Awards). The review isn’t online yet (although as you can …

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Chapter One of Shadows!

Shadows, the sequel to Masks, will be released on August 5. That’s just a little over two months from now, so I thought I’d whet your appetite with a bit of a teaser. Here’s Chapter 1 of Shadows, “The Stranger from the Sea.” When we’re a month out, I’ll add Chapter 2. And also watch for …

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A new teaser for Shadows…

Courtesy of DAW Books, here’s a bit of a teaser for Shadows, sequel to Masks and Book 2 in The Masks of Aygrima… In Masks, Mara Holdfast’s life changed forever. As the daughter of the Autarch’s Master Maskmaker, she had a clearly defined future: working with her father to make the Masks that must be …

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One step closer to the release of SHADOWS

The release of Shadows, Book 2 in The Masks of Aygrima, is getting closer–it’s due out beginning of August. And here’s proof that it’s not far away–the page proofs arrived from DAW Books yesterday. I’ll be going through these over the next month to try to stamp out any typos/other minor problems that might still …

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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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First book in my other fantasy series now available for pre-order

It’s not a huge secret (see the link Other Novels–not to mention the Publishers Weekly review of Masks) that E.C. Blake is not the only name under which I write, and under that other name (Edward Willett)  I also have a fantasy series about to get underway. The Shards of Excalibur is a five-book YA …

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