The phone stared back, pale-faced, indifferent, and hauntingly static. In its screen shone the diffuse reflection of a man whose dark, unblinking eyes were ringed in purple. He bit his lip and chose his words. After a few fumbles of his fingers, he sent the message and stood waiting for a response… … More Gifts
GASP! Did you say free? Yes, I did kiddies. My book Becoming God is on sale, and by sale, I mean it’s free until this Thursday. If you’re looking for an action-packed science fiction novel, why not get Becoming God? It’s a quick read, and did I mention free? Make sure to give me a rating on … More Who Wants a Free Book?
For the past few months I’ve been working on a fantasy novel about Kat, a spirited peasant girl, and her quest to resurrect her younger brother Colton. Although I am nowhere near done, I’m thrilled by this novel. I’ve created a stunning world with its own legends, history, and complex cast of characters. Ah, and there is … More Novel #4 Update
Alright. So I read “The Name of the Wind” sequel in record time, but I haven’t managed to review it because…meh, I was lazy. No reason to beat around the bush. For “The Name of the Wind” review: https://andrewlaydenegg.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/book-review-the-name-of-the-wind/ Patrick, buddy, you did it again. Great book! But don’t think you will escape without a few … More Book Review: The Wise Man’s Fear
This is easily one of my favorite books. I’m sorry, but I have barely any complaints. To quote John Updike, “Nabokov writes prose the only way it should be written: ecstatically.” Honestly, I would’ve just stopped at “written.” Before I give a more thorough review, I must preface by saying that you need to read this … More Book Review: Lolita
Since my last post, I’ve been thinking…fantasy is one tough genre. There are so many pitfalls, so many cliches, and it almost feels like all the fantasy stories that could be told, have been told. Yeah, yeah, there are no new stories, only new ways of telling them. Whatever. Most fantasy stories take place in … More Fantasy Troubles
You know what, let’s do some book reviews. I’m a well-read guy. Why not? Besides, wouldn’t you like to know which books a writer reads? I’ll tell you what I read, why I read it, and most importantly, what I thought of it. I’ll hold off on the spoilers as best I can. So, let’s give … More Book Review: The Name of the Wind