Saturday, April 13, 2013

The First Law Series

I'm about to finish the second book in the First Law series written by Joe Abercrombie. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes adult fantasy.
The story is good and interesting but the best thing about the novels are the characters. They are not your typical paladins and sorcerers. All have a good side and a bad side; some mostly try to do the right thing, others not so much.
The interactions between the main characters are great, and being so different give way to interesting -and sometimes outright comical- situations.
Adding to the above, Abercrombie's mastery of English is delightful.

The Blade Itself - The First Law: Book One

Friday, April 12, 2013

Self-publishing Manual

I stumbled upon a great self-publishing manual in Hugh Howey's blog. It was published in the Kindle Boards forums by user kayakruthie and it hold a ton of tips and tricks for newbies and not so newbies. I highly recommend it to anyone thinking on self-publishing or who has already done so but is still new in this world.

The link is as follows:,42600.0.html

I hope it helps you as it has helped me.