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New review of Twist of the Blade audiobook calls it “fast-paced, entertaining”

Cathi Shaw, who previously listened to and enjoyed the Song of the Sword audiobook, has posted her review the audiobook version of Twist of the Blade, narrated, like Song of the Sword, by Elizabeth Klett: “I’ve said before that the second book in a YA series is often the make or break book. Following up …

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Twist of the Blade audiobook now available!

Twist of the Blade is now available in audiobook format, narrated by the wonderful Elizabeth Klett, who previously narrated Song of the Sword and will be narrating the entire series over the course of this year. Audible reviewer Krista Jasper writes, “Elizabeth Klett does a great job of narration and bringing the characters to life. …

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Great new review of Door into Faerie

On her blog, Saskatoon author Shelley A. Leedahl reviews Door into Faerie: “…I read it without reading its predecessors, and also, admittedly, with a bit of a bias against the fantasy genre. Magic shmagic. I’ve oft said that what I really value in literature is contemporary realism: stories I can connect with via details from the …

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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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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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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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Two great reviews at CanLit for Little Canadians

Starting off 2016 right, Twist of the Blade and Lake in the Clouds both picked up excellent reviews, one after the other, at the excellent CanLit for Little Canadians site. Of Twist of the Blade, Helen Kubiw writes: “While Edward Willett continues to weave the Arthurian legend into a Saskatchewan setting, he builds on the Merlin, …

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Another nice Lake in the Clouds review

This one is from Resource Links, and is posted to Coteau Books‘ website: “The overlay of the Arthurian legend on a modern Canadian context works surprisingly well. Merlin’s magical powers are invested in Rex Major’s spyware embedded in the internet. Wally’s loyalty and courage accurately reflect both Arthur’s strength and his fatal flaw. Ariane’s coolly …

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