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I love Podiobooks, don’t get me wrong, but there’s just something about professional audiobooks that are really top-shelf. Case in point, “A Princess of Landover” by Terry Brooks. I’ve been away from the Landover series for awhile and this book is about two years old, but I’m falling right back in where I left off.
Just finished Nathan Lowell’s final book in the Tales of the Solar Clipper series and it was utterly satisfying.
That said, I can’t wait to read the next book from Nathan’s fertile mind. I highly recommend these books. I’m always enthralled by smart people overcoming obstacles and crises.
Well done Nathan! Keep up the good work!
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I try to read as much as possible, as should you. As an aspiring author, I’m never one to turn down ideas and inspiration. There’s a common motiff in fantasy to make things epic. Save the world from the evil dark overlord. The hero must rise from humble beginnings, take up his sword, save the princess, and vanquish the darkness.
According to Charlie Stross, we do. He has a good point, it is becoming over-exposed and little pervasive.
Good thing I’m going with “Mana Punk” instead. A little more fantasy and lot less steam to make the mechanics of the Shardlore world a little easier on the “suspension of disbelief” of my readers.
Check out his post and see what you think. Is it overdone? Do we need to go in a different direction?
I made a promise to myself to not start any new podiobooks that were unfinished. I lose plot threads and storylines waiting for episodes to drop. That being said, I was thrilled beyond measure when I heard about the sequel to Shadowmagic. Needless to say…I’m dying for him to finish so I can start!
Fortunately, I’m way behind on other podcasts so I have no excuse but to catch up on them. I guess I could plug them, huh? The four I’m really into are: Escape Pod (Sci-Fi Short Fiction), Pseudopod (Horror Short Fiction), Pod Castle (Fantasy Short Fiction, whom I narrated a piece for), and lastly Decoder Ring Theater (New Old Time Radio Adventures).
You’ll find them all on my links section there on the right.
Now…get to work John Lenahan! I’m waiting!