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Anne Lyle
« on: March 19, 2012, 12:35:20 PM »
So, I do believe our dear Anne's first book The Alchemist of Souls is due out next week (March 27, 2012).  As part of the countdown to her debut, we have an interview with her up on the main site today.  Check it out! :)

http://fantasy-faction.com/2012/anne-lyle-interview

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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 03:39:50 PM »
I just reviewed it: http://staffersmusings.blogspot.com/2012/03/alchemist-of-souls-anne-lyle.html

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Overall the Alchemist has great pace, moving through equal parts political intrigue, bursts of action, and fear of discovery for Coby and Ned. There are moments where Lyle jumps forward in a plot line too suddenly, making a supposition or connection that a character don't seem quite ready to make. Likewise, I raised an eyebrow or two at the social progressiveness of many of the characters who for the time are significantly more accepting of others than I might expect. These are minor complaints and seem reasonable solutions to difficult problems, most notably the fact that close minded bigotry isn't a lot of fun for a socially progressive audience.

Mysterious circumstances combined with historical authenticity and the strange, Anne Lyle's Alchemist of Souls is a 2012 debut I can strongly recommend. It will stand out in the Angry Robot catalog as a title with broad appeal across a wide swathe of genre readers, as well as a real departure from many of their titles that eschew genre classification.

And also did an interview with her: http://staffersmusings.blogspot.com/2012/03/interview-with-anne-lyle-author-of.html
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 12:44:49 PM »
I read the book over Easter weekend - it's a great book, I look forward to the sequels! Maybe it's the subject matter, but I was reminded a bit of Mary Gentle's 1610 Sundial in a Grave, and Ellen Kushner's Swordspoint series. The weirdness of the Skraylings is built up gradually, and the historical setting feels right. Highly recommended.

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Re: Anne Lyle
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 02:52:12 PM »
Anne just posted the cover for her next book and it's just as awesome as the first one!



http://www.annelyle.com/blog/news-about-my-books/the-merchant-of-dreams-finished-cover/

Love it! :)

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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2012, 05:45:27 PM »
I reviewed it on my blog too, and I thought the same as Rhevian regarding both Swordspoint and 1610 - though as I loved both of them it's not a bad comparison at all!

http://hierath.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/book-review-the-alchemist-of-souls-by-anne-lyle/

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Re: Anne Lyle
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2012, 01:09:31 PM »
Anne just annouced the release date for book two, The Merchant of Dreams. :)

Ebook & US Paperback: December 18, 2012
 
UK Paperback: January 3, 2013

http://www.annelyle.com/blog/news-about-my-books/the-merchant-of-dreams-publication-date-confirmed/

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Re: Anne Lyle
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2012, 07:07:52 PM »
Oooh the second one looks just as good as the first looks. Still haven't gotten around to buying it yet. Damn my unemployed status and lack of money!
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2012, 03:12:27 PM »
Just finished Alchemist of Souls last night. Congratulations to Anne for writing a great book.

Other than the Temeraire books, I've never enjoyed alternate history novels. Great job, Anne!  :)

Offline AnneLyle

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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2012, 06:38:21 PM »
Thanks, joymark!

I'm very close to finishing the final draft of The Merchant of Dreams, so that will be with my editor at the end of the month and (fingers crossed) going to press in plenty of time for its official publication date :)
Elizabethan fantasy trilogy The Alchemist of SoulsThe Merchant of Dreams and The Prince of Lies out now from Angry Robot Books!

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Re: Anne Lyle
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2012, 06:41:35 PM »
Thanks, joymark!

I'm very close to finishing the final draft of The Merchant of Dreams, so that will be with my editor at the end of the month and (fingers crossed) going to press in plenty of time for its official publication date :)

This is when we all start running about screaming in excitement :D
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Re: Anne Lyle
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2012, 11:51:17 AM »
FYI - you can now hear my dulcet tones on the first of two episodes I recorded for the Roundtable Podcast:

http://www.roundtablepodcast.com/2012/06/20-minutes-with-anne-lyle/
Elizabethan fantasy trilogy The Alchemist of SoulsThe Merchant of Dreams and The Prince of Lies out now from Angry Robot Books!

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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2012, 04:51:00 PM »
Another FYI - I'm guest posting today on Staffer's Musings on "writing the second novel", and the first chapter of The Merchant of Dreams is being premiered there for your delectation! :)
« Last Edit: July 27, 2012, 06:53:42 AM by AnneLyle »
Elizabethan fantasy trilogy The Alchemist of SoulsThe Merchant of Dreams and The Prince of Lies out now from Angry Robot Books!

Offline CaMarshall

Re: Anne Lyle
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2012, 11:48:31 PM »
Well Ms Lyle, I have had your novel on my wish list for a while now, the cover was just to persuasive to let go. I have never read an alternative history novel before, at least not that I can remember, so this will be a first for me. Have just bought your book ( digital and paper back copy ) after seeing a few of your posts around the forum, and have bumped it up as my next to read. I haven't been this excited to read a debut novel for a long time! :)
« Last Edit: July 27, 2012, 09:07:28 AM by CaMarshall »

Offline AnneLyle

Re: Anne Lyle
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2012, 06:54:14 AM »
Wow, thank you! I hope you enjoy it :)
Elizabethan fantasy trilogy The Alchemist of SoulsThe Merchant of Dreams and The Prince of Lies out now from Angry Robot Books!

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Re: Anne Lyle
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2012, 02:21:53 PM »
Slightly cheeky self-plug here, but I'm doing an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit tonight:

http://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comments/1586ja/hi_im_fantasy_novelist_anne_lyle_ama/

Do drop by and, well, ask me anything! :)
Elizabethan fantasy trilogy The Alchemist of SoulsThe Merchant of Dreams and The Prince of Lies out now from Angry Robot Books!