Monday, October 8, 2007

Another review and interview - Monsters and Critics

Wow... busy morning. Another review and interview, this time by Jason Sanford over on, just hit the web. Here's a quote from the review:

Part sword and sorcery tale, part monster-drenched horror, part personal exploration of pain and loss, Blood Magic is one of those rare novels which refuses to be explained by the sum of its parts. The story follows Kirin, a shy woman who lives in her twin sister's shadow until her twin's murder. Seeking revenge through the dark magic she has learned, Kirin sets herself on a journey in which her yearnings for life and freedom crash against her deep-seated morality and the dark deed she has done.

Thanks so much, Jason. Glad you liked it. I'm still thrilled every time I see someone favorably reviewing the book. Plus, it's so gratifying when people see beyond the blood and gore to the story's deeper themes. As a first-timer, it's hard to know if you're being too subtle with these things (or too obvious for that matter), so comments like this really mean a lot.

A reminder: if anyone out there has a review on their blog or finds a mention of Blood Magic out on the web, please drop me a line so I can link to it here. Positive or negative, I want to hear about it.


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