As we come to the end of 2013, we enter the season for best of lists. As I posted a few days back, I was pretty gobsmacked to discover The Tattered Banner listed on BuzzFeed’s Greatest Fantasy Books of 2013.
Today I’m delighted to see The Tattered Banner on another list, over at the Fantasy Review Barn. The crew over there were kind enough to review The Tattered Banner not long after it came out, and they’ve chosen it for their list of Self-Published Gems of 2013.
Once again, it’s incredibly humbling to know that people have enjoyed reading my stories enough to include them on these lists. It’s far more than I could ever have hoped for when I started out on this adventure.
On a final note, I’m not sure if I’ll have the chance to post again before Christmas, so I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy holiday! Merry Christmas!
I was having lunch with my brother yesterday, and was explaining to him that I just write the kind of books I like to read — adventure, light fantasy, swashbuckling, a little historical flavouring — nothing earth shattering, nothing groundbreaking, nothing that will make top ten lists or win any prizes.
Sometimes when you tempt fate, she seems to turn things around on you faster than you might expect! To say I was pretty surprised when I saw mention of this BuzzFeed top ten (well, top 12) list on Twitter this morning is something of an understatement:
In eighth position, The Tattered Banner! It’s pretty humbling to be placed in the company of names like Neil Gaiman and Brandon Sanderson, not to mention being listed among so many great books. Not a bad start to the day at all!