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Door into Faerie featured in Fall 2016’s Best Books for Kids & Teens

Door into Faerie is featured in the Fall 2016 Edition of  The Canadian Children’s Book Centre‘s Best Books for Kids & Teens. As the website says: Best Books for Kids & Teens is your guide to the best new Canadian books, magazines, audio and video for children and teens. Whether you’re stocking a bookshelf in a classroom, library or …

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Resource Links likes Door into Faerie

A new review from Resource Links (not online) for Door into Faerie. (Just as well it’s not online; the synopsis is one long spoiler, but then, the magazine is aimed at teachers and librarians, not readers). Here’s the final paragraph, though: “The overlay of the Arthurian legend on a modern Canadian context continues to work well. …

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A brand-new young adult fantasy: Flames of Nevyana

If you’ve enjoyed (or are in the process of enjoying) The Shards of Excalibur, I think you’d also like my newest young adult fantasy novel: Flames of Nevyana, published by Winnipeg’s Rebelight Books. Here’s the blurb: Blue Fire is both blessing and curse. A gift from the gods, its mystical light and energy powers and …

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Canadian Review of Materials (CM Magazine) “highly recommends” Door into Faerie

Reviewer Ronald Hore at Canadian Review of Materials (CM) Magazine has liked the whole Shards of Excalibur series, and now he’s “highly recommended” Door into Faerie: “Door into Faerie will appeal to young readers in search of adventure as well as adults who enjoy the timeless story of King Arthur. It represents a suitable ending to …

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CanLit for Little Canadians applauds Door into Faerie

Helen Kubiw, who has reviewed all of The Shards of Excalibur books at CanLlit for Little Canadians, has nice things to say about Door into Faerie: “This fifth book is as forged with magic, conflict, action and travel, as well as a little history, as the earlier four books…but family, which has always been important, …

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CanLit for Little Canadians likes “exciting” Cave Beneath the Sea

Helen Kubiw at the excellent CanLit for Little Canadians site has been a fan of The Shards of Excalibur from the beginning, and she likes Cave Beneath the Sea quite a lot: In Cave Beneath the Sea, Edward Willett has created as exciting a read as the earlier books in the series, continuing to develop his characters and their relationships while the action-filled plot carries …

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Announcing the Door into Faerie book launch!

Book launch news! The launch of Door into Faerie, the final book in my five-book young adult Shards of Excalibur fantasy series, will be held June 8 at 7 p.m. The Artful Dodger, and you’re invited! BONUS: I’ll be singing “The Road Goes Ever On,” the song cycle of Tolkien poems set to music by …

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Cool bookmark for Door into Faerie

The May 15 release date of Door into Faerie draws ever nearer! Book launch plans will be announced soon. In the meantime, here’s a cool bookmark created by Coteau Books. You can read the first two chapters of this climactic book in The Shards of Excalibur here!

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Read the first two chapters of Door into Faerie!

We’re just two months from the May 15 release of Door into Faerie, and I’ve got the page proofs in hand right now. Which means it’s time to give you a sneak peek. Normally I only post the opening chapter of the books, but for the finale, I’m giving you two. Click here to read …

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CM: Canadian Review of Materials recommends Cave Beneath the Sea

CM: Canadian Review of Materials gives Cave Beneath the Sea a nice review “The author has created interesting characters as the villain and the heroes all have occasional uncertainties about their actions…Cave Beneath the Sea will appeal to young readers in search of adventure as well as adults who enjoy another version of the timeless …

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