Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Review of Dragon's Hope

Four Stars (of five) for Dragon’s Hope (Dragon Eggs Book 2), by Emily Martha Sorensen, with cover art by Eva Urbaníková.

Book Two of this series is almost as much fun as the first one, Dragon’s Egg. As usual with books two, the story line has been telegraphed to one extent or another; wild-eyed excitement at unsuspected things is mostly absent.

No spoilers here, because for all that I said the story line’s been telegraphed, that’s only partially true, and the twists (for which I’m appreciating Ms Sorensen more and more) are delightful. These twists include fun new characters, promising continued adventures for our heroes as the series continues.

We travel another several weeks with our three characters, Rose, Henry and Virgil, and their trial and tribulations won’t come as a surprise to any parent. The perseverance Rose and Henry demonstrate is both touching and necessary, given the responsibility they’ve accepted.

While I was offered an ARC in exchange for an honest review, I chose to purchase it from Amazon instead. My review, substantially the unchanged, will also appear at Amazon and Goodreads.

I read Dragon’s Hope on my MacBook Pro using the Kindle for Mac app. I noticed no typos or other errors of that sort. Based on my experience, I believe there should be no problem using a Kindle. Ms Urbaníková’s cover does deserve a color display.

I recommend Dragon’s Hope to anyone looking for a clean, fun—especially fun!—continuation of a series with three characters whose adventures in life are just beginning.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

For those of you in the United States, at least.

For everyone, take a minute to luxuriate on something in the feast part of our feast or famine lives. Perhaps the small smile on a loved one's face.

I'll be back later with a report on NaNo, a book review and other nonessential things.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Go Vote!


If you haven't yet, and you're in the US. Even in California, the polls should be open. In Hawai'i and Alaska, you may still have an hour or so to wait.

I filled out my ballot 2 weeks ago, in Massachusetts Early Voting.

While I do care who you vote for, I make no pleas, empassioned or otherwise, for my choice. It's more important to me that you do vote for the person that you believe and hope will speak to, and perhaps bring to life, your personal view of where America should be headed.

But don't stop there! Vote every contest; make choices for the ballot questions: they'll affect your life, too, and perhaps more directly.

Have I said it enough?