Archive for Sword’s Edge

My Own Wonder Woman – Tam of Sword’s Edge

Posted in My Writing, Sword's Edge Chronicles, Writing with tags , on June 6, 2017 by Loriendil

I’m not one to push my books very often, but I cannot resist. Tam, the heroine of Sword’s Edge is a wonder woman; she’s a tough fighter and a stubborn little cuss to boot!

If you like that sort of story, considering reading more about Tam. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.


The novel is available in a variety of e-book formats and in print.






Girls at Comic-Con Dressed as Rey – but Tam Is Another Strong Role Model

Posted in My Writing, Sword's Edge Chronicles, Writing with tags , , , on July 25, 2016 by Loriendil

Little Girls Went To Comic-Con Dressed As Rey And That’s So Important

This thrills me. To have such a strong role model for girls – this is wonderful. Rey is no damsel in distress (those really irritate me!).

Now I’m going to do something I have a hard time doing, and that’s self-promotion. I’m going to tell you that if you want to read about a strong female role model, you should get my book Sword’s Edge.

I’m going to quote from part of a new review on the book rather than try to explain Tam myself (because I’m lazy that way, and it’s nice to be able to share what others have to say about this novel):

“The main character (Tam) is an engaging, tough, complicated young orphan, with mad fighting skills. Part innocent, part smarter than a fox, she is caught in a world she was only sort-of prepared for, but with critical portions left out. Abruptly orphaned, and just as abruptly scooped up by her larger family, she has abilities that even she is unaware of, and part of the book is Tam’s discovery of that power.

It also has a neat twist on the classic fairy tale: the 15-year-old orphan girl rescues the handsome young prince, and no romance blooms. Tam, as I said, is a tough little scrapper. Just for the fight scenes alone, this book would get 4 stars. Add to that a rich and complex world, a greater over-arching mystery that leaves you hanging for the next book, a plot that isn’t afraid to up-end conventions of the genre, and smooth, polished prose, and you have this novel.”
(You can read the full review here. And thank you, Moira!)

So there you go – Sword’s Edge. (And hey, book two will be out this fall, so what a better time to read it!)


One Book Finished, Sequel to Sword’s Edge Started

Posted in Deuces Wild, My Writing, Sword's Edge Chronicles, Writing with tags , , , , , , on July 19, 2016 by Loriendil

After feeling for so long like I couldn’t write (due to lots of Real Lifeβ„’ that I won’t go into), I think I’m finally hitting my stride.

DW: Stacking the Deck is finished, and I’m now starting on Children of the Enaisi, the sequel to Sword’s Edge.

I’m anticipating the release, or at least the pre-order of Stacking the Deck by August. My plan for Children of the Enaisi is a fall release. We’ll see how that goes.


Who Is L.S. King – updated slideshow

Posted in General Announcement, My Writing, Writing with tags , , on August 14, 2015 by Loriendil

Updated…because I can.


Or – in case the video doesn’t show up, you can see the new slideshow on my “About” page.


Your Last Last Chance in 2014!!

Posted in Deuces Wild, My Writing, Sword's Edge Chronicles, Uncategorized, Writing with tags , , , , , on December 31, 2014 by Loriendil

I’m blatantly stealing an idea from a friend (what are friends for?):

You know those spam emails and notices you get that tell you it’s the last chance to donate for the year to get a tax deduction? Well, I’m playing off that idea (which, as I said I stole from my friend Jane Lebak) and announcing LOUDLY that this is your last chance to buy Sword’s Edge and Deuces Wild: Beginners’ Luck in either e-book, print, or both in the year 2014!


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Act now before it’s too late!

And if you buy before the New Year rings in, you’ll get great luck in 2015, win lotteries you didn’t even play, and confetti will rain on you every day!*



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Not Writing but Working!

Posted in Sword's Edge Chronicles, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2014 by Loriendil

I realized I have to completely redo the timeline of the back story for the second book in the Gifts of the Elders’ series – the sequel to Sword’s Edge. So I’m doing that. Which means even though I’m not getting any word count done for the second book, I am working on it!

To quote Fred Kwan, “Just FYI.”


Danger: Clueless Writer at Work

Posted in class, Sword's Edge Chronicles, Writing with tags , , , , , , on October 8, 2014 by Loriendil

Developing the one subplot in the sequel to Sword’s Edge has turned catastrophic to my overall plot arc for the novel. I see no way to keep the one character from doing what he’s going to do. Totally rewrite from about 30k onward. At this point, I have no idea where this book is headed.