Auel does it more than justice: she provides a piece of soft science fiction that is a compelling story, evocative of its time and place and unique circumstances while simultaneously embracing themes of universal humanity.
Blood Magic Reflection
Maybe I could have written it sooner, but I wanted both to leave sufficient time for you to finish the series, and for me to be appropriately removed that I can attain a semblance of objectivity. Enough time has now passed that I think we can look at some lessons learned from the effort, but consider this your spoiler warning if you haven’t yet finished reading the series.
Wight’s writing in Cradle is dynamic and rapid, matching his prodigious and aggressive release timeline. That is not a bad thing, and is a key feature of his style, but I do often find that I wish he would slow down and develop his stories and ideas further.
Blood Magic S3:E12: Balancing Act, Part Two Release
Did I do it? Did I stick the landing on this three-year series, some three hundred sixty thousand words of story? Only you, dear reader, can answer that question, but I think I might have done it.
Blood Magic S2:E12: Pifecha, Part Two Re-Release
It might sound from those two paragraphs like I don't think this story is any good, which is not true - it is quite enjoyable, for all my above griping and critiquing.
Blood Magic Season 3 Bonus Episode: A Spiritual Journey Release
Is this doing that thing that authors are always accused of, where I fake readers out with a character's 'death' only to have them return later? Not exactly.
The Last Raven Review
This was a good book. I have my gripes with it, but the headline is that this is a good book which I enjoyed more than I expected to enjoy it.
Blood Magic S3:E11: Balancing Act, Part One Release
It's finally happening: the series finale, the last Blood Magic story. This is where we see if my efforts to improve my endings have paid off, because I don't only need to satisfactorily conclude a two-part episode, or a season, but the entire series that you've been following for three years.
Keeping Track of Terms
Every now and then, I come across something that already seems so effective that I have no need to alter it to fit my own way of doing things. The most recent example of this is a post from Marie Brennan (author of The Memoirs of Lady Trent, among others) discussing, of all things, ways to prepare your manuscript for the copyeditor.
Blood Magic S2:E11: Pifecha, Part One Re-Release
I didn't have many changes to make when I sat down and did revisions on Pifecha's first part, which is mostly a good thing - it means that I wrote a good story in the first place.