Category Archive: Reviews

Oct 03

My latest novel is science fiction: The Cityborn

My latest novel (my eighth from DAW Books) is The Cityborn, a stand-alone science fiction tale. What’s it about? Glad you asked! Herewith, the blurb, followed by some very nice reviews, and a link to sample chapters and buying opportunities. Two young individuals must uncover the dark secrets of their stratified city in this suspenseful …

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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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Nov 09

The Qwillery calls Shadows “an excellent sequel”

Reviewer Brannigan at The Qwillery (who also liked Masks) praises Shadows: “E.C. Blake provides an excellent sequel in Shadows…Blake does a great job of building on the foundations he laid in the first book when it comes to both the magical system and world building…Anyone who liked Masks needs to read this book. Fans of realistic heroines will …

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Sep 10

Night Owl Reviews calls Shadows “a world filled with magic and special people”

Four stars for Shadows from Pamela Robinson at Night Owl Reviews, who, interestingly, had not read Masks–though she intends to go back and do so now! In Shadows, by E.C. Blake, I found a world filled with magic and special people. Mara Holdfast is an intriguing main character. The author weaves a journey for her …

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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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Aug 23

SciFi Chick “thoroughly enjoys” Shadows…

SciFi Chick, who loved Masks, also enjoyed Shadows: “Full of suspense, mystery, magic, and a bit of romance – the intensity builds to a climactic ending. And as before, I look forward to the next in this incredible fantasy series.” Read the whole thing.

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Aug 17

Quill & Quire likes second book in my Shards of Excalibur YA series

Quill & Quire, “Canada’s Magazine of Book News and Reviews,” gives Twist of the Blade, the second book in my Edward Willett-penned YA fantasy series The Shards of Excalibur, a great review (Q&Q liked Song of the Sword, too, in its original version): Regina-based author Edward Willet offers a satisfying second instalment in his Shards of Excalibur …

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Aug 17

Great review for my Edward Willett-penned Song of the Sword

Helen Kubiw gives my YA fantasy Song of the Sword, written as Edward Willett, a great review at CanLit for Little Canadians, writing in part: Because Edward Willett ensures that there is a lot of action in Song of the Sword as well as emotional issues of family and trust, it’s a fantasy that will grip teens of both genders…Edward Willett blends the humour with …

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Aug 17

Four stars for Shadows from Addicted 2 Heroines

Addicted 2 Heroines, which liked Masks, likes Shadows, too! Reviewer Cat writes: “…I devoured this story. I was hanging on to every word, fascinated by Mara’s predicament with the Autarch and the darkness that threatened to consume her…New alliances were formed, old alliances broken, and the love triangle that began in Masks found a resolution that the …

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Aug 17

Not Yet Read says Shadows “more action-packed and fast-moving” than Masks!

Tabitha at Not Yet Read reviews Shadows, and likes what she sees, calling it “more action-packed and fast moving that the first.” Mara has had a lot of harsh growing up to do for her young 15 years…I love how much she has grown in this book from the start to finish. She is such …

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