Tuesday, July 26, 2011


The rewrite of Elfblood is finished and the novel has been sent off to my editor. Now, I just have to cross my fingers and hope she likes the changes.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Book Review: House Atreides by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

This book is a prequel to Frank Herbert's masterpiece, Dune. In House Atreides, we go back to watch how Leto became Duke, how Shaddam became Emperor, plus backstory on Duncan Idaho and the Harkonnens and so much more. This a sweeping, complicated story, full of friendship and treachery and twisted plots. I thought it was amazing and does justice to Frank Herbert's vast universe created in his Dune books. I would suggest that anybody who is a fan of the Dune series read this book.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Book Review: Once Upon A Dreadful Time by Dennis L. McKiernan

This book bored me. There was too much repetition, characters repeating things I already knew, which annoyed me. In fact, the entire book annoyed me. I felt there was too much time spent on characters riding from here to there, accompanied by too much description. Description is important, but you can overdo it. I couldn't get into the story because I couldn't connect to any of the characters. To me, characters are the most important part of the story and if I don't feel anything for them, if I don't care about them or what they're doing, the story falls flat. That's what this story did. It fell flat.

Book Review: Master of Dragons by Margaret Weis

I really enjoyed this book. The whole premise, dragons trying to create human/dragon hybrids in order to take back control of the world, was unique and interesting.