Category: Reviews

My new fantasy novel Worldshaper now available!

Purchase fromAmazon U.S. | Amazon Canada | Indigo | Barnes & Noble | Penguin Random House Indiebound | Powell’sBuy an autographed copy from my online bookstore! My ninth novel for DAW Books, written as Edward Willett, starts off a new series called Worldshapers. Reviewers like it: “This rollicking secondary-world contemporary fantasy opens with a bang…(the characters) grapple with the ethics of changing the world, the question of what makes people ‘real’ …

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Publishers Weekly gives my new novel Worldshaper a STARRED review, calls it a “rollicking” contemporary fantasy

Publishers Weekly, the bible of the publishing industry, has given a STARRED review to upcoming novel Worldshaper, Book 1 in my new Worldshapers series for DAW Books, written as Edward Willett. Highlights: “This rollicking secondary-world contemporary fantasy opens with a bang…(the characters) grapple with the ethics of changing the world, the question of what makes people ‘real’ …

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Five-star review for my poetry collection I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust

Jim Bennett, who reviews poetry for KBR (The Kindle Book Review)and is himself a poet, liked I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust (my collection of science fiction and fantasy poetry, written as Edward Willett) rather a lot, giving it five out of five stars: “Willett writes speculative fiction, so these poems are unusual. They are also …

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New illustrated collection of science fiction/fantasy poetry released

I Tumble through the Diamond Dust, my new collection of fantastical (science fiction, fantasy, and horror) poems, illustrated by Alberta artist Wendi Nordell (my talented niece), is now available in both print and ebook formats! Buy it from Amazon.ca, Amazon.com, Kobo, or the Apple store in ebook format, or in print through Chapters/Indigo or the …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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