May 4th, 2009

Jin Shei Cover from sgreer

Linkery

A bit more linkery - I did a guest blog for Apex and it's up this week - here's a taste:

You will know my tribe - sometimes it will take a touch of a moon-sharp shadow to reveal us, but you will know us by what we carry, by the burden we bear, by the darkness that lingers in our eye - because we are of the shadow, because we are the tellers of tales, and the shadows are where stories are born.

Read the rest over there. Comments welcome.

Also, the Dragons Heroes and Wizards blog reviews "Gift of the unmage" and likes it a lot - too many nice things to quote, go read it - but here's something just to give you a glimpse of the review:


If I could open a door and step into this world, I believe I could live happily there without too much of an adjustment and never look back. Does worldbuilding get any better then that?

Watch that space for a review of "Spellspam", which is listed as currently being read, very soon... I look forward to it!
Jin Shei Cover from sgreer

Know any gamers who don't think they like reading?

This article from School Library Journal might be useful for when Christmas or those kids' birthdays come round...

And I'm an admittedly biased authority [grin]

Lookit this bit:



ADVENTURE/RPG: for fans of games like Fallout 3, Oblivion, and Fable, look for books that have the following characteristics: Magic/Supernatural, Journey/Quest, Quirky Characters, Fantasy/Science Fiction. Character Development.

Recommended books:

Horns and Wrinkles (Houghton Mifflin, 2006) by Joseph Helgerson

Mortal Engines (HarperTeen, 2003) by Philip Reeve

Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

The Septimus Heap series by Annie Sage

The following books have gaming plots or contain a gaming element and are perfect for recommending to gamers:

Brainboy and the Deathmaster (HarperCollins, 2003) by Tor Seidler

Cathy’s Book (2006) and Cathy’s Key (2008, both Running Press Kids) by Sean Stewart and Jordan Wiseman

Discordia: The Eleventh Dimension (Hyperion, 2009) by Dena K. Salmon

Epic (2007) and Saga (2008, both Viking) by Conor Kostick

Heir Apparent (Harcourt, 2002) by Vivian Vande Velde

The Worldweavers series by Alma Alexander



...so. Now you know....