Alecia Ludwick-Jones wrote a wonderful review of Morrigan’s Brood: Morrigan’s Brood Book I after winning a free giveaway from Goodreads. Please check out her blog “Freakshow Minus Tent” for the review of Morrigan’s Brood and other cool stuff!
Originally posted on Freakshow Minus Tent:
I recieved this book through the goodreads giveaway, my first one actually. Im going to keep my review short so i dont give away any spoilers. My first thought, with all of the introductions to the maps, characters, gods and goddesses, blood lines it reminded me of the depth a Tolkien novel would have. Well written and extensive research done to bring a true depth to the story and characters. Amazing detail bring the cultures to life. By the time I got fourth chapter I began to wonder of the blood drinkers were going to make an appearance. I really like that the vampires are not the entire focus of the plot, while an integral factor in the story they are not the entire story-as some of the more common books out there today. It is a slow book, maybe better phrased a whole lot of story is covered, which made it a tad difficult to read but well worth the time. While I did enjoy it I have a feeling it would be better for someone into the fantasy style of say salvatore?
What a roller-coaster ride over the last few weeks. I (Christopher) usually don’t interject much of my personal life on this blog… I leave that to Facebook or just calling folks on the phone… but things have been a maelstrom around here of late. June 15, I was laid off from a contract job I had been working at for over 10 months; it was one of those out-of-the-blue, didn’t see it coming kind of layoffs. In my time off (well, before I was laid-off, but I never had time), I made it my mission to finish moving what was once known as Morrigan’s Brood: Crone of War from Lulu over to Lightning Source, where it would reside with a new ISBN and a revised name… Crone of War: Morrigan’s Brood Book II. As part of that move, I planned to massage the text a bit, giving it a good polish. Heather and I released a revision of the print book before I could finish the complete revision in order to restock books. Unfortunately, due to my work schedule and other things while I was working on my previous contract, I had little time to devote to the massaging of book 2.
We are having a contest in honor of the Salado Highland Games. Pics to follow soon I’m sure
I’d chat about the wonderful awesome time we had in Salado with old friends and new friends, if I didn’t have bronchitis and a mad desire for a hot toddie.
Anyways, the contest will select three winners on 11/21/11 (next monday). Each winner can pick a book of their choosing!!!
I hope everyone is doing well. Ophelia is glaring at me, so I assume it’s gooshy food time.
Heather – *cough*hack*cough*
In case you have not been following up with me (Chris) in Facebook, I have been converting the print books for Morrigan’s Brood and Morrigan’s Brood: Crone of War into eBooks. My goals are to publish primarily in PubIT (Nook), Kindle, iTunes, and Sony directly, though I am also hunting out other sites, such as Goodreads and Smashwords to host the eBooks. As of this morning, I had received an email from Barnes & Noble that the Nook version of Morrigan’s Brood would go on sale within 24 hours for $1.99 USD to a world audience. The Kindle version should not be far off.