Friday, May 06, 2011

Dare To Be Imperfect?

Why not? Robert VS Redick does it.

I had coffee the other day with Robert - he lives not far from me - and he mentioned this post he'd recently done for Grasping For The Wind. I checked it out, and thought you might like to as well. It's a mediation on risk-taking and personal idiosyncrasies in a publishing world that's increasingly adverse to risk-taking and personal idiosyncrasies.

Give it a read: HERE!

And consider taking a look at his Chatrand Voyage Series also, if you haven't done so already. I read and enjoyed the first book quite a bit, and I've picked up the subsequent ones. He's three books in to the series and working hard on the concluding volume now. He'll finish it, no doubt about it.

Here's what Publishers Weekly had to say about the first book, The Red Wolf Conspiracy:

Insane god-kings, miniature warriors and sentient animals fight over a powerful ancient artifact in Redick's dramatic, complex debut. The Mzithrin and Arquali Empires have been locked in a 40-year cold war over the resources and riches of the Crownless Lands on their common frontier. Now the Chathrand, a floating city built as much by sorcerer as shipwright, bears young Thasha, an unwilling bride to an enemy prince. No one seems sure whether this is a sincere attempt to bind the two empires together in peace or merely a gambit in their political games. The tense atmosphere soon erupts as various factions struggle to find and control the myth-wrapped Red Wolf. Both adult and young adult readers will find much to enjoy in this tale of sea-faring and bloody diplomacy.

Fantasy Book Critic has an in depth review: HERE.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do agree.. Bartimaeus has an admirable persona

6:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh, sorry...I mis-clicked(or is there such a word at all?)

6:50 AM  

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