Category Archive: Song of the Sword

Jul 30

Kirkus Reviews likes Twist of the Blade even more than Song of the Sword

The first review of Twist of the Blade, the second book of my Shards of Excalibur series (written as Edward Willett) has shown up, and it’s a good one. Kirkus Reviews says: The sequel to Song of the Sword (2014) improves on its foundation….Willett realistically explores the difficulties Ariane and Wally face and paints Rex Major in such a light that …

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Apr 11

Cover art reveal: Twist of the Blade by Edward Willett

Song of the Sword, first book in a new five-book YA fantasy series by my alter ego, Edward Willett, comes out next month from Coteau Books. Coteau just sent me the cover art for Twist of the Blade, Book 2 in The Shards of Excalibur. I like it! And as you can see, there’s a …

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Mar 22

Kirkus Reviews likes Song of the Sword

First review I’ve seen of the new version of my written-as-Edward-Willett YA fantasy Song of the Sword (first book in the five-book Shards of Excalibur series) is from Kirkus Reviews, which says it’s “a tight story (all the details make sense), and characters exhibit honest emotions,” and adds, “Fantasy references galore should ensure that readers …

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Feb 01

Song of the Sword now has its own webpage from Coteau Books

Song of the Sword, first book in my news YA fantasy series written as Edward Willett, now has its official web page on the Coteau Books site. And here it is! You can download a high-res version of the cover or the media release. Feel free to send it to everyone you know. You can …

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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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Nov 29

Cover Art Reveal: Song of the Sword, first book in new YA fantasy series starting in May

Here’s the cover art for Song of the Sword, first book in my new five-book YA fantasy series The Shards of Excalibur (written under my other authorial name, Edward Willett) being published by Coteau Books beginning in May. I like this cover a lot, as does my resident authority in YA fiction, 12-year-old daughter Alice, …

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