After two weeks of nail biting, the first review for The Telastrian Song is out. Waiting for the initial reception for a new book is a pretty miserable experience – like waiting for exam results but worse! Way worse!
The full review can be perused at your leisure over at the Fantasy Review Barn. Many thanks to reviewer Pauline M. Ross for taking the time to read it and write up her thoughts. As per my usual policy, I’ve picked out a couple of snippets that make me look good!
The descriptions of Ostenheim, in fact the whole of this world the author has created, are excellent, just enough to bring the streets and buildings into sharp focus without distracting from the action. It all feels wonderfully real, brought alive by scores of understated little details.
And on the ending:
…a wonderful and very fitting climax to the story. Being the end of the trilogy, I honestly had no idea how it would turn out, and the author had several nice surprises up his sleeve, not least the explanation for the title of this book. A terrific ending to a fine series.
Once again, the full review can be read here. Hope everyone’s enjoying the summer so far!
The Telastrian Song is now available to buy! Currently it’s only available for Kindle on Amazon (US – UK – DE – CA – AU) and Apple iBooks, but it will be coming online with other retailers over the next few hours and days. The paperback will follow shortly after. I’ll post updates as it appears in other locations.
There’ve been a few delays and bumps along the way—the most recent bump was this morning, when my mailing list autosaved with the name of the previous book as the subject line, and sent it out with that rather than the proper one, so apologies for that! The body of the mail is the correct one though (I think! – it is Friday the 13th after all!)—so I’m delighted that the book is finally out. I really hope you all enjoy it, and have enjoyed Soren’s adventures.
I’ve put a lot of time and work into creating the Society of the Sword world over the last ten years, and have only scratched the surface in terms of exploring it, so expect to see many more tales set around the Middle Sea, and the appearance of some familiar faces in the months and years to come…
Finishing off my first trilogy is something of a milestone for me in my own adventure, so I want to thank everyone for your interest and support along the way!
The Telastrian Song (Society of the Sword Volume 3)