Now for the hard work – polishing that baby until it shines and checking for continuity errors, typos, and awaiting the verdict from My Physicist™.
Within a few months (tentative deadline is autumn equinox) I hope the book will be out.
If you’ve not yet read The Sword’s Edge Chronicles, now is a great time to start, not only because you’ll have books one and two plus the prequel to plow through before book three is out, but right now, the first book of the series, Sword’s Edge, is on for $0.99!
(How’s that for a run-on sentence? 😀 )
It is a truth universally acknowledged that writers are needy people; we crave feedback.
So imagine how happy I was at finding new reviews for the Sword’s Edge Chronicles.
This one specifically is for Sword’s Edge:
I’m not typically a sci-fi reader. Hey, I had trouble with Narnia the first time around. That said, I really enjoyed following Tam as she is lambasted with discovery after discovery about herself. I had trouble putting it down. I wanted to know the secrets surrounding the other characters in relation to her. In fact, there was so much “biography” and “history” to be uncovered in her story, that I found I could follow it easily. I’m eager to read the other books in the series.
And this one is for the whole series (wheee!):
I’ve just finished reading (a few days ago) all three of the Sword’s Edge novels (including the prequel). Bought and downloaded to my Kindle. I thoroughly enjoyed them — they completely blew me away! I’m absolutely amazed at what Loriendill’s written — characterization, creation of an entirely new universe, etc. I want more! Please tell me more is coming!
To both reviewers: thank you so much! I’m thrilled you’ve enjoyed my stories. And yes, more books are coming. The next one should be out by fall.
If you have read Sword’s Edge, you know a very little about the mysterious aliens called the Enaisi, also sometimes referred to as the Elders. But where did these aliens come from, and why did they help Tam’s ancestors?
Unlikely Prophet tells the history of the Crossing, answering many of the questions which arise not only from Sword’s Edge but its sequel, Children of the Enaisi.
This prequel, which takes place over 1000 years before Tam’s birth, is now available in print and ebook formats. And fear not! If you haven’t read the other books in the series, this one would make a fun place to start.
Two recent reviews, one on each of the first two novels in the Sword’s Edge Chronicles series:
book one –
Sword’s Edge: “A Gem of a novel”
book two –
Children of the Enaisi: “A Sequel that Tops the Original”
And yes, I’m working hard on book three!
The Sword’s Edge Chronicles started from a dream I had in about 1985. It slowly grew in my head, and finally I caved and began writing it in the late 90s. Many of the stories and subplots have changed over time (the overarching major plot that encompassed many years was tossed into the midden when a Ranger I had never thought of or planned for swaggered in with a wink and grin and took over the whole bloody thing), but still, I have read and worked and polished the stories for a very long time.
And Children of the Enaisi is no exception. But as many times as I’ve read it, I never read it as a book. Since it’s been published, I’ve been floating around, as happy as a mother with a newborn who goes around bragging and showing it off. I’m sure all my friends are tired of it by now.
But I did something today I hadn’t done yet, even though I’ve had the print edition in my possession for some days: I sat down and read it, well, not all of it, but parts of it. It’s a heady experience to see the story you’ve sweated over for years and lost sleep over, and mulled and rewritten, and polished, and re-polished finally in your hands.
For my writing friends: what emotions did you feel when you finally held your book or books in your hands, and read them – this time as a published book, not just a manuscript?
I eagerly awaited the sequel to SWORD’S EDGE and was highly gratified when I finally got the opportunity to read it. The story and the characters who carry it moved forward in their history logically but with unexpected and marvelous twists and tight action that kept me glued to the pages. It is going to be difficult to rein my impatience until the next novel is released.
What a nice review of Children of the Enaisi!
Here’s the review, if you want to read it for yourself on Amazon.