The Lost Realm Cover Choice

  I'm spoiled for choice. Having just received the German and Czech editions of The Lost Realm, my fantasy novel for young readers, I just can't decide which cover I prefer. Do you have a favourite? The Lost Realm is the second volume in the ongoing Crown of Three series, written under the pseudonym J.D. Rinehart. The final … Continue reading The Lost Realm Cover Choice

Just Published – The Lost Realm

It's June, which means you can now buy The Lost Realm, my new fantasy novel for young readers. It's the second volume in the ongoing Crown of Three series, and picks up the action right where the first book left off: The kingdom of Toronia is being torn apart by civil war. The only hope … Continue reading Just Published – The Lost Realm

The many lives of a writer – 6

Most people are like cats – they live not just one life, but many. Writers are no exception. Here's the skinny on my sixth writing life. Collaboration I'm not exactly sure when I slipped into my sixth writing life. That's the thing with time. We like to imagine it frozen into neat little chunks, like ice cubes in … Continue reading The many lives of a writer – 6

“Talus” Review Roundup – 8

Three new reviews for Talus and the Frozen King hit the airwaves this week: Fantasy Literature Talus, with his Holmes-like attributes, is a familiar character: preternaturally observant, highly rational, super deductive, a lover of puzzles, often condescending (though not, it seems, purposely or cruelly so), a sharp taskmaster and teacher, and quite at sea when it comes … Continue reading “Talus” Review Roundup – 8

“Talus” Review Roundup – 7

In the interests of giving you a balanced set of views, I'll kick of this latest roundup with some conflicted comments from Harry Markov at SFSignal: SF Signal I’ve had a maddening experience with Talus and the Frozen King because when Edwards nails it, this book is a page turner. I had no idea who … Continue reading “Talus” Review Roundup – 7

“Talus” Review Roundup – 6

Financial Times – review by James Lovegrove A wonderful mash-up of genres, fusing a proper, well-plotted detective yarn with prehistoric blood and thunder pulp fiction action. Talus, who combines the cerebral prowess of Sherlock Holmes with the physicality of Conan the Barbarian, is a strong, well-rounded character who could easily support a long-running series of adventures. Read … Continue reading “Talus” Review Roundup – 6

“Talus” Review Roundup – 5

Talus and the Frozen King is now available everywhere, and the reviews keep rolling in ... SFF World review by Rob H Bedford Edwards works with a very straight-forward mystery structure, murder, investigation, solution, but what happens between those pillars of the structure make for a very entertaining read. All told, Talus and the Frozen King was an extremely … Continue reading “Talus” Review Roundup – 5

Publication Day!

I know, I know. I put up a post here a couple of weeks ago announcing the launch of my new novel. Now here I am again telling you today is the publication day. What gives? Have I gone crazy? Frankly, the jury's out on that one, but the reason things are getting a bit Groundhog … Continue reading Publication Day!

“Talus” Review Roundup – 4

We're another week closer to the official UK launch of the paperback edition of Talus and the Frozen King (it's out in the US, and available as an ebook, already), and here are the latest reviews ... Crime Fiction Lover review by Michael Parker More than just a whodunnit – this is a story about the power of … Continue reading “Talus” Review Roundup – 4

“Talus” Review Roundup – 3

Plenty of reviews still coming in for Talus and the Frozen King. Here's this week's crop ... Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing (review by Gregory Pellechi) The manic energy of modern day our modern Sherlock Holmes is a difficult thing to transpose to a book. To take such a character and place them in the Stone Age without the … Continue reading “Talus” Review Roundup – 3