I found it rather difficult to empathise with the protagonist, Philip Carey. This made getting to the end of a rather long novel somewhat tedious, but I persevered. I am not sure if it was worth the effort even though this book is considered to be Maugham's masterpiece. Carey is not the kind of person … Continue reading Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham
I have come to the end of publishing For Rapture of Ravens chapter by chapter on this blog. I started with The War Wolf and my hope was to inspire some discussion of my work, but to date that has failed. I have not received a single comment. At this point I am not planning … Continue reading Is it worth it?
I hate seeing errors of this nature in my work. I really do try to catch them all before the book goes to print, but, obviously, I am not as successful as I thought I was.
Prince Olaf, the son of King Hardrada, is given the unenviable task of convincing the surviving Vikings gathered at Riccal that there is no point in continuing the fight. King Harold offers him an opportunity to return home with some diginity, but claims the bulk of the Norse fleet.
The end of the battle is approaching. High Theign Athelwine has a decision to make. It is not going to be an easy one.
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This was also the first meeting between Mildryth and Edwin and it begins quite nervously. Through it I hoped to suggest some of the nervous excitement and anxiety that many of the people in the city might be feeling. There was a long history of conflict between the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings of course, and they were so closely matched that it was not possible to foretell the outcome.
I have been on Facebook for sometime now, so it seemed reasonable that I try their adverts to try and garner a greater interest in my books. I composed and advert with the intention of selling more copies of my epic fantasy, The Queen of the Mountain Kingdom. I dropped the price to $0.99. I set my budget to £20 and the advert to run over 4 days.
I certainly have not moved very quickly since I last wrote about marketing in September, Marketing, like all other oceans, is full of sharks. That was quite a negative experience. Thankfully, I opted to be cautious and invested no more of my money than I could afford to lose and, of course, lose it I did. … Continue reading A Marketing We will go – again!
In 1066, King Harold of England faced two enemies, Duke Guillaume of Normandy and King Hardrada of Norway. Both had only weak claims to the English crown but it appears that Harold underestimated Hardrada and, coincidentally, the thirst for vengeance of his own brother, Tostig Godwinson. King Harold spent the summer watching the movements of … Continue reading The War Wolf – Let’s Read and Discuss 03