I got a really nice review this morning from Anna Rashbrook, who recently read Unclouded Day. This story is still very new and of course you can never be sure what people will think of something till the first comments start to trickle in. Anna's review is the first one I've gotten. Unclouded Day has all those ugly elements about child abuse and alcoholism which might make it a bit on the harsh side for some folks, but it's nice to know that it isn't. Thanks, Anna!
Here I am, in that lull between books, wondering what I ought to work on next, and for once not really sure. I keep getting all these comments about how people want to hear more about Zach Trewick (aka the Last Werewolf Hunter), and I think to myself. . . hmm. Nothing about werewolves this time, of course, but it's always been Zach himself that everybody loved. So I'm sure I could find something interesting for him to do, if it came to that.
Haven't made up my mind yet, but we'll see. If any of yall have suggestions or comments about it, please let me know. I might put some of it
After thinking about it for a while, I realized that some of my website visitors might be interested in the writings of certain people who have been important to me. Not because I'm vain enough to think that's what makes them important, of course. . . but I think if they touched me in some way then they'll probably also speak to others.
I started out by putting up some things by Tolkien and Lewis, which I happened to already have stored on my computer. I expect that it will take a lot of work to build up this collection to the point that it includes enough articles to be truly worthy of the name "Library", but that's the ultimate goal. I hope eventually it will turn out to be a useful resource for readers and for writers.
Some of the authors I've already decided to include are Madeleine L'Engle, Frederick Buechner, George MacDonald, and also some more stuff by Tolkien and Lewis. No doubt there will be other authors, too, as I happen to come across them.
Any comments or suggestions are always welcome!
Well, it looks like I'm finally about to get this new website into decent shape, at long last. I apologize to those of you who spent the last few weeks wading through a construction zone while I tried to get everything up and running. I think this place had more bugs than a cheap mattress. lol
But for the most part, I THINK I've got everything worked out and running smoothly now. If any of you notice anything I've overlooked that needs to be fixed, please let me know. Thanks to all the folks who took a look at it and gave me suggestions- you have no idea how helpful that was.
This book is really very good. The pace of the story, the well-drawn characters, the attention to detail- everything is well done. The story is full of subtleties and allusions at every turn, especially for those who are familiar with the Bible. There were also hints of Celtic mythology and many historical allusions. All this richly layered depth gave me great pleasure as I read and added immeasurably to the story. It's definitely the kind of book you'd want to read several times to fully appreciate it.
Asulon is the first installment in "The Sword of Fire" trilogy, a Christian fantasy series set in an alternate midieval version of America. The second book in the series, Eretzel, has been recently published and I look forward to reading it as soon as I get an opportunity.
Mr. McGrath is an expert in martial arts, and his expertise is apparent in his descriptions of combat scenes.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys high fantasy with a Christian flavor. The book is available on Amazon, I believe only in paperback edition. Here's the
William R. McGrath
List Price: $9.99