Path of a Novice, Second Edition is out! You can get it for FREE by signing up for R.K.Lander Newsletter I would really appreciate some feedback so please consider reviewing on Amazon or Goodreads.
Guest post on Carolee Croft’s great blog.
Today I have a special guest post by fantasy author R.K. Lander. Without further ado, here’s R.K:
If you are not a Tolkien geek, haven’t read the Silmarillion, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, or just haven’t read about elves in mythology, your impression of an elf is probably what the movies have portrayed; tall angels with long hair and flighty voices who dance to the lyre and cry woeful tears as epic poems are recited. They float angelically around majestic gardens of blooming flowers they wear in their hair, pose for portraits or titter away the afternoon as they braid each other’s’ hair and drink miraculous cordials. They sit upon the loamy banks of a beautiful forest and eat green things – probably lettuce and perhaps aromatic herbs and even flowers – they can also be seen cantering bareback through a forest on a unicorn as their immortal…
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Just a sneaky peek of the new artwork for Fel'annár, the main character of Path of a Novice. Love it? Hate it? Let me know what you think.
Launching my first book as an indie author has been - interesting. Did I ever think it would be like this? Eh ... No, not at all, but let me explain. It would be impossible to quantify just how many articles I read about self-publishing, and most of them were just about saying the same … Continue reading Path of a Novice: three months on.
A very interesting perspective.
As writers and artists, we’re always looking for ways to express things better, to show our readers and audience how a character is growing, developing, and changing, and recently, through watching The Glass Slipper, I encountered a new means of adding to the “show, don’t tell” techniques: dance.
The plot is that of Cinderella, with Leslie Caron as the main character, but it plays more attention to the characters than many. There is no magic, no spells, just ordinary people making extraordinary things happen (and it has the most delightful “fairy” godmother I’ve ever met, an eccentric old woman with a delight in words and phrases like “pickle relish” and “elbow”). But what particularly struck me was how they used dance in the story.
For the earliest part, Ella has no friends. No one she can talk to. She’s tried sharing her dreams in the past and been met with…
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XW9XJD5/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1500109889&sr=1-1&keywords=path+of+a+novice Epic YA fantasy action. Free 20th-22nd July. Download yours and if you enjoy it, I'd love a review or rating!!
No, I didn't get a publishing deal - I got the second best thing - another review on Amazon!!!! Thank you Mikey - you're bloody brilliant 🙂
Source: When You Need More Tolkien in Your Life You Read the Simarillion
Source: Some Love for the Hobbit
As a debut author, the Kindle edition of Path of a Novice is going free with a view to getting the feedback I really need. If you enjoy epic fantasy adventures, please consider downloading and reading, and if you do enjoy it, a review on Amazon or Goodreads would be smashing!