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turn that whiskey into rhyme

Library Journal has this to say about Whiskey & Water.

Bear, Elizabeth. Whiskey and Water: A Novel of the Promethean Age. ROC: NAL. Jul. 2007. c.448p. ISBN 978-0-451-46149-0. pap. $14. FANTASY



Matthew Szczegielniak, also known as Matthew Magus, lost his brother and the use of his right hand in a disastrous war against the Fae, spurred on by the treachery of fellow Promethean Mage Jane Andraste. Seven years later, Jane is building a new army of mages, and Matthew discovers the body of a young woman, apparently murdered by a Faerie agent. To fulfill his job as protector of New York City, Matthew must find the murderer, avert another war with the Fae, and contend with the very forces of hell and the New York legal system. Bear's sequel to Blood and Iron reaffirms her skill at creating memorable—and memorably flawed—characters as well as her sure hand at blending together the modern world with the world of the Fae. Her elegant storytelling should appeal to fans of Charles de Lint, Jim Butcher, and other cross world and urban fantasy authors. A strong addition to fantasy collections.



Yay!

C'mon, it's a good book. You know you want it. G'wan, make my publisher embarrassed about the size of the print run.


I have this to say about All the Windwracked Stars

The Daring Hexcape Has Happened!

Now, the smut. Er. Oh, look! A bunny!

Seriously, just a transition to write, and part of a scene that's partially written, and then another transition, and we're into, well, the part where stuff really starts to go to hell. Hel. Niflheim.

Whatever.

wordcount:

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82,745 / 100,000
(82.7%)


pagecount:

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369 / 400
(92.3%)


Oh god. I can see the top from here. If the oxygen dep doesn't get me, I might actually finish this thing....

This one is not picking up speed in the writing, toward the end. It is, in fact, getting harder. Apparently, it saved the Dreaded Middle for late in the book.

Mama.

Comments

Yay Niflheim! Yay bunnies!

I would buy a copy of W&W if my bookstores would put it on the shelves already.
You know, I've been meaning to ask that for a dog's age. (Both my fiance and I have unpronounceable surnames, so it's a point of pride to be able to handle anything that's thrown at me.)

Bun Fu

I think that bunny knows the Way of the Intercepting Rabbit's Foot, and used his knowledge of pressure points to incapacitate the gentleman in the picture...

Which is a little more elegant and considerably less messy than just biting the man's head off... unless that was *gasp* a "before" picture...
Yay for good reviews!
That's awesome!

You know, a certain thread of the book concerns Matthew having turned forty that year...
There is a Zygmuntowicz, who is a fiddle make and a friend of a friend of mine.. but Szczegielniak is trophy size.. Not as good as dad's cousin Zhahaparodny (approx) but good. My all time fave is Tchchyck, which makes up in gutteralness what it lacks in vulgar length. Pronounced kat-chuck
good to know somebody's keeping a list. *g*
Huzzah!

I’m sorry the process of writing Edda of Burdens has lived up to its name. I for one am really excited about the project. Granted you had this fanboy at Norse inspired Steampunk (even if it’s evolved from your original description).
well, it hasn't exactly evolved from the description, which was... periapocalyptic-Norse-steampunk-noir-romantic-!New Weird-high/low-fantasy.

If I remember correctly.

m.

I suck at this genre thing.

Suck a lot.
Awww. You know the way to a riter's hearts.... Er. Heart. Heart.

We only have one.

*looks shifty*
Well, it's not spoilery for W&W. *g*

Matthew: Dorkiest magician in NYC since 1984.
Ordered! Along with the first.
Thank you!

check out sfrevu.com next month

I sent in a review of Whiskey and Water to www.sfrevu.com last week. It'll be up soon.

Paige

Re: check out sfrevu.com next month

Thanks! I hope you didn't hate it. *g*
When I get a copy, it will be coming out to the next field camp that I have in Antarctica. *points at icon*
You're going to ANTARTICA?

Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude!