Whilst the book has an impressive ending, the explosions and magical exchanges are but a sideshow to a surprisingly emotional climax, as not all of our protagonists make it to the end and even the Sojourner is revealed to have a sense of the nostalgic (albeit a highly warped one). Ultimately, … Read the rest
Well, when I look back on my writing, I see enormous growth in the quality and density of the prose (I’ve always been solid at characterization, pacing, and the like, but I’ve had to work at the prose). Now, … Read the rest
Wow. … Read the rest
“You give exactly no orders here, Jedi. Do you understand? You will do exactly what I say and only what I say.”
Jaden’s fist clenched in frustration. “Who are you? What do you want?”
“I will explain that in person, Jedi.”… Read the rest
Why? Because Crosscurrent was my first Star Wars novel and I was still feeling my way around a bit. And with Deceived there were a couple mild creative crimps I had to navigate (I still think they’re both excellent novels, mind).
Riptide is a just a few days from release. Of course, this makes me nervous, but so it goes. Maybe you’re on the fence about the book? If so, I’ve got a few things that can help with the decision.
First, Del Rey Spectra has posted the first fifty pages of the book for their Fifty Page Friday. Have a read. See if you dig. Link is here.
Second, some reviewers received ARCs of … Read the rest
I aim to ramble and reminisce. You are warned.
So, occasionally I see readers who are upset with a novel because they think it has too few pages. I’m always puzzled by that. I’d rather read a great story in 325 pages than I would a mediocre one at 500 pages. I am, after all, paying for the story, not the page count.
Anyway, thinking about that complaint got me to thinking about spare v. … Read the rest
Fortunately for me, Del Rey and Lucasfilm were kind enough to allow me to post a second exclusive excerpt from the novel. It’s below and I hope you enjoy. The excerpt doesn’t have spoilers, as such, but the subject matter may get … Read the rest
You can read the excerpt here. It contains no spoilers.
Riptide is three weeks from hitting store shelves. Several book reviewers already have advance copies, so here’s hoping they’re enjoying the ride. Anyway, I wanted to mention a few things related to the book.
First, remember that my short story, A Fair Trade, will appear in October’s Star Wars Insider(issue #129, I believe). The story features Khedryn and Marr before they meet Jaden, and thus before the events of Crosscurrent. I think you … Read the rest