Monday, August 27, 2012

Forging Ahead

I spent the better part of the weekend writing and am now at 51% through the 3rd draft of The Epic.

I'll finish it one day.

I also got my eyes tested and its official - I pick up my glasses this coming weekend (at least I hope I do as the computer screen at work is getting harder and harder to see... and being an aspiring writer it kinda helps if you can see what you're writing).

I have just embarked on reading:

The Dirty Streets of Heaven
Bobby Dollar #1
By Tad Williams
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BOBBY DOLLAR ISN'T YOUR AVERAGE ANGEL.

Sure, he takes the occasional trip to Heaven, but his job as an advocate - arguing the fate of the recently deceased - keeps him pretty busy on Earth, and he's more than happy to spend the rest of his time propping up the bar with his fellow immortals. Until the day a soul goes missing, presumed stolen by 'the other side'. A new chapter in the war between heaven and hell is about to open. And Bobby is right in the middle of it, with only a desirable but deadly demon to aid him.
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And

Trinity Rising
The Wild Hunt #2
By Elspeth Cooper
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Gair's battle has only just begun and yet his heart has already been lost. As he struggles with a crippling grief, still outwardly functional but inwardly torn into pieces, he sleepwalks into a situation that's greater and more deadly than he or Alderan ever anticipated. A storm of unrest is spreading across the land and they are going to be caught up in it - at a moment when Gair's hold on his magic, his greatest defence and most valuable tool, is starting to slip...

He is not alone in noticing the growing unrest and sensing something darker looming behind it. Beyond the mountains, in the bitterly cold north, Teia has seen the signs as well. After hundreds of years of peace her people are talking of a risky invasion to reclaim their ancestral lands her Speaker claims the gods are on their side, but Teia fears another, hidden hand of stirring her people up. Whatever the truth, all she can see in her future is blood, battle and death. If she could only see a way to avert that fate.

But how can men be convinced to fight, when they have no idea they are part of a war.
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Although who I think I am kinding by reading 'two books at once' is beyond me.  In any case these are the days of my life.

Oh! And I'll be posting 10 Terrifying Questions I had Tad answer for Booktopia soon.

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