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The final book in the Quintessence Cycle series.



To rise or fall. Crowned or chained. The fate of the Dracodar, and the world, will be decided.

The Winds of War blow across Mareshna. Swords are brought to bear. The end of the world looms.

The armies of the western horde stand between King Ainslen Cardiff and his mad dream to conquer the world. But even as he’s massed his forces at the Swords of Humel, another enemy has taken advantage of the opening he leaves behind.

Queen Terestere maneuvers her pieces across the board to complete her vengeance, see her people rise, and to face a man she has often dreamed of killing.

Keedar and Thar battle to weaken the Farlander forces and discover the truth of a frightening secret.

Winslow trains among the Dracodar for the greatest undertaking of all.

But none of them could have anticipated the power or the goal of their true foe.

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It's been good and bad, probably more bad than good. As with most traditionally published books I read, I go off recommendations, particularly from Reddit now OR from what seems to float to the top on Amazon. I read a sample and go from there. Remember, the same way there are tons of self-pubbed authors who get no light that might have a great story, there are also a ton of traditionally published ones. In the end , I tend to go for the cover and recommendation from a trustworthy source. Sometimes this method also fails. More often than not, it doesn't.

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Looking for honest reviews. They keep us starving authors going. :)

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Small Press & Self-Published / Re: GAME OF SOULS - EPIC FANTASY
« on: September 23, 2014, 06:05:52 AM »
Honest reviews much appreciated.

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Small Press & Self-Published / Soulsworn; A Quintessence Cycle novel
« on: September 13, 2014, 12:38:10 AM »
The newest book in the Quintessence Cycle universe has been released. Soulsworn takes place between the events in Game of Souls and Soulbreaker. Priced at 99 cents as a new release sale.


http://www.amazon.com/Soulsworn-Quintessence-Cycle-novel-ebook/dp/B00NG63WDC

Madness. Death. Bounty hunters. A fanatic cult. Assassins. A ruthless king. That is what seven year old Clara Rostlin faces now that she has called upon her soul magic.

Follow her mother, Aidah Rostlin, as she tries to save Clara and Elysse from the ruthless King Ainslen who wants to feed on the young ones' souls, from the Farlanders who wish to slay Clara, and from the Order of the Dominion who would use the little girl's powers for their own purposes.

Once a countess, Aidah has lost almost everything. With Lomin, the last of her Blades, for protection, Aidah must seek help and safety in a distant land whose people despises her kind. Possessing no magic of her own to call upon, no skill in combat, will Aidah's knowledge and faith show her the way? Or will the Gods leave her a gift of grief?

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If, like me, you're a shameless fanboi, or girl, of the Cosmere, Stormlight Archive and most things Sanderson, then here's a new story Tor posted set after Words of Radiance.
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/08/stormlight-archive-scene-after-words-of-radiance

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Request to authors
« on: July 19, 2014, 11:03:27 PM »
Sometimes the author just doesn't know, particularly with the ones who are pantsers. http://fantasy-faction.com/2012/writers-den-plotters-vs-pantsers

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Tower Lord
« on: July 15, 2014, 08:40:24 PM »
Judging a book on Goodreads by the star rating is the worst way to go about it. It's already established that a lot of people don't use the star rating on Goodreads for the actual quality of a book, but for a lot of other things. Example: What's next on their TBR, what authors they love the most, what series they're looking forward to, and the list goes on.

Well according to Goodreads, The Doors of Stone by Patrick Rothfuss is a 4.66 star book (based on 930 ratings). Now, I'm not one to argue these things, but 930 people can't be wrong, surely?

 ???

(ahem)

Re: Tower Lord. I still haven't managed to get around to Blood Song (may try the audiobook as apparently it's very good) but what I've heard about Book Two hasn't gotten me particularly excited.
Lol, yeah, Rothfuss had a lot to say about them rating a book he hasn't even released yet too. Was pretty funny.
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/327213074

"While it's nice to see folks out there giving this book five stars, and in some cases even reviewing it, I'll admit that I'm kinda puzzled.

After thinking it over for a while, I've realized there's only one explanation for this:

Time travelers love my books.

This is strangely reassuring, as it lets me know that, eventually, I do finish my revisions, and the book turns out good enough so that I still have a following out there in the big ball of wibbly-wobbly.... timey-wimey.... stuff that I like to think of as the future.

I would also like to say, future readers, that I appreciate your taking time to read and review my books. It's really flattering knowing that even with time-travel technology at your disposal, you'd rather read my stuff and mention it here on goodreads, rather than, say, hunt dinosaurs, get drunk with da Vinci, or pants Hitler.

Secondly, I'd like to say if you're The Doctor, and you're reading this, I would make an excellent traveling companion. I know you normally tend to hang out with pretty young women and robot dogs. And honestly? I respect that.

Still, I bring certain things to the table. Humor, witty banter, and a beard that will allow me to blend in seamlessly with any pre-industrial Germanic culture. I'm also an excellent kisser and play a mean game of Settlers of Catan.

Just throwing it out there.

Lastly, if any of you happen to have a digital copy of the book you'd like to e-mail me, I'd really appreciate it. I'd love to see the five-star version of the book, because right now, the one I'm toiling away at is about a three an a half-in my opinion. It would save me a lot of work if I could just skip to the end and publish it.

Sincerely yours,

pat"

As for Tower Lord, it's a good book on its own, and if you can manage to erase Bloodsong from your memory, it's even better. Many of the lesser ratings on Amazon and soso reviews on Goodreads were because people had expected the book to be one of the greatest of all time. They got their hopes so high and then felt like it wasn't the Ryan they read in Bloodsong, but more of a standard fare type of fantasy, well-written, but not as gripping and deep as the first, and many wanted Vaelin to continue on, but instead he's basically a member of the supporting cast this time around.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Tower Lord
« on: July 15, 2014, 03:08:35 AM »
Im not a fan of Reva, but I did love the book very much, cant wait for #3

Beating on goodreads? Its currently got 4.35 rating from 1100 votes
Judging a book on Goodreads by the star rating is the worst way to go about it. It's already established that a lot of people don't use the star rating on Goodreads for the actual quality of a book, but for a lot of other things. Example: What's next on their TBR, what authors they love the most, what series they're looking forward to, and the list goes on.

If you read the reviews, though, you would see the many issues expressed by some, compared to Bloodsong which was a practical love fest from everyone. I, personally, liked the book, but there were some things that got an eye roll. Example: How fast did Reva become an expert at things that took Vaelin 20 years in the Order? 3 weeks?

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Tower Lord
« on: July 09, 2014, 10:00:54 PM »
I must agree. It is very different to how he wrote Bloodsong.  Although he only does four different POVs, I still found myself wishing he would have stuck with the main character throughout the whole book.  Seemed to me like he fell into some sort of formula writing. 

Bloodsong was a great book, and I overall feel that Tower Lord was good, but still left me somewhat dissappointed.  I will still check out the next book however. 

Any news or dates on when that might be coming, or even how many books are to be in this series?
On his blog he said July 2015 and it will continue like this last one.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Tower Lord
« on: July 09, 2014, 09:51:26 PM »
Excuse my ignorance but whose the author? Been looking for new reads lately.
Anthony Ryan

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Tower Lord
« on: July 09, 2014, 07:46:11 PM »
Bloodsong was one of my favorite books. I'm liking Tower Lord but don't quite know what to think yet. It's so ... different from Bloodsong. I see that it's taking somewhat of a beating in reviews on Amazon, and quite a bit the same on Goodreads with people disappointed with the changes in POV, magic, and general plot lines. I'm sure others here have to be reading it. Any thoughts? Remember to use spoiler tags please.

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Small Press & Self-Published / Re: GAME OF SOULS - EPIC FANTASY
« on: July 01, 2014, 07:58:27 PM »
Still on sale for 99 cents. Working on Soulsworn, a novella in the series.

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Been in the top 10 to 20 of Hot New Releases in New Adult fantasy on Amazon for its first month. And got its first review!

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