Sunday, November 01, 2009

Review of The Last Stormlord

Not sure whether it is quite kosher to post a whole review on the net when I am (obviously) not the author of the review. Anyway: above is the heading of the book review section of the newspaper, so that was really, really great to see for a start!!

The newspaper was The West Australian, Saturday 31st October - the main morning daily in my home town of Perth, which gave me a nice fuzzy feeling.

Ian Nichols, the reviewer is a very talented and polished writer himself, so a good review from him means a lot personally to me.

And here's some more of the review. It begins:

In her previous novels Larke has demonstrated an enviable skill. With this novel she moves into the realm of sheer virtuosity.

The middle section of the review is a brief look at the story, and then it goes on to say:

The plot is engrossing and the characters fascinating. In bookshops where bland fantasies line the shelves, Larke stands out from the crowd.

Yep, I'm happy.
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NaNoWriMo day 1 total: a shade over 2,000 words.

2 comments:

Jo said...

I certainly would endorse his words. It is a great read. Nice to be appreciated at home though.

Hendo said...

Ian tends to call it as he sees it, and is often sparing with his compliments, so you should definitely be proud of this review Glenda!