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A beautifully told story with colorful characters out of epic tradition, a tight and complex plot, and solid pacing. -- Booklist, starred review of On the Razor's Edge

Great writing, vivid scenarios, and thoughtful commentary ... the stories will linger after the last page is turned. -- Publisher's Weekly, on Captive Dreams

Friday, August 10, 2012

When Will We Be Poised On the Razor's Edge?




Received the following intelligence from a Knowledgeable Source:
On the Razor’s Edge will publish next July. I saw some very cool-looking art the other day. Not quite final yet,

As regards the cover, I sense a Running Motif (see above).  I can make a wild guess regarding the background, but suspect that the foreground may feature a nicely rounded space ship.  Betting line forms on the left.  But let us recall the words of Ravn Olafsdottr in Lion's Mouth: 
Attend my tale and learn
Why once great cities burn!
Will red be the dominant color this time?  Inquiring minds want to know.  

A Foretaste:

O Harper, know what treachery abides
In hearts of those who once you thought as friend. 
How like a fang, a serpent’s tooth, they wound! 
O Shadow!  Think on what you say;
For how can enemies betray?
O Harper!  Think you that it is but pride
Affronted by Gidula’s dire deed,
To find myself by my own trust impugned?
O Shadow!  Think howe’er you must. 
Who ever in a foe did trust?
O Harper!  Know that foes do constant bide. 
And on their constancy one may depend. 
Oh heart and mind to whom I was attuned!
O Shadow!  Think you any would
Inflict the pain a comrade could?
O Harper!  Do not seek to shift the point
Of my arrow from the heart that it intends,
Or stay my shears from that which it must prune. 

O Shadow!  Prune as you decide,
For in our joint affairs we are allied. 

3 comments:

  1. I am looking forward to reading the further adventures of the Harper and the Shadow...and the Hounds that pursue them.

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  2. Any chance that na Fir Li will get to die in glorious battle just before sending back a swift boat with the words "Go the Gaels..."

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  3. That was supposed to be "Go tell the Gaels..."

    I'm having so much trouble proving I'm human to the Verisign system that this emendation will probably never be seen.

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