Category: The Books

Read the first chapter of Lake in the Clouds!

Lake in the Clouds, Book 3 in The Shards of Excalibur, comes out in May from Coteau Books–which means it’s time for a little teaser. Here you go: Chapter 1 for your reading pleasure, just to whet your appetite. Sharp-eyed observers may also note that the title has changed slightly, from The Lake in the Clouds to just Lake in …

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Cover art for Book 4, The Cave Beneath the Sea, revealed

Book 3 of The Shards of Excalibur, The Lake in the Clouds, won’t be out until May 1, but Book 4, The Cave Beneath the Sea, won’t be far behind, coming out this fall…and here’s the cover art! Pretty, isn’t it?

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Teaser description for The Lake in the Clouds

Just about three months until the release of The Lake in the Clouds, Book 3 in The Shards of Excalibur! And here’s a little teaser: The third Shard of the sword Excalibur is calling Ariane. Ariane is on her own and on the run. Rex Major has swayed her erstwhile best friend Wally to his …

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The Lake in the Clouds gets its Amazon page

The Lake in the Clouds, Book 3 in The Shards of Excalibur series from Coteau Books, now has its Amazon page. Here’s the description: In the third instalment of this modern take on Arthurian legends, Ariane – descendant of none other than the Lady of the Lake herself – is on the run and on …

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Cover art for The Lake in the Clouds

Twist of the Blade has just been published, but we’re already looking ahead to Book 3 in The Shards of Excalibur, The Lake in the Clouds. Here’s the cover art! Pretty, isn’t it?

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Come meet me at Word on the Street Saskatoon!

I’m really looking forward to being a featured author at Word on the Street in Saskatoon on September 21. I’ll be part of a panel (along with Arthur Slade, Sean Cummings, and Jefferson Smith) called Other Worlds on the Prairies, focusing on writing science fiction and fantasy, which will be (appropriately enough) in the “Brave …

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Quill & Quire likes Twist of the Blade

Quill & Quire, “Canada’s Magazine of Book News and Reviews,” gives Twist of the Blade a great review (Q&Q liked Song of the Sword, too, in its original version): Regina-based author Edward Willett offers a satisfying second instalment in his Shards of Excalibur series, a modern-day fantasy based on the legend of King Arthur… Twist of …

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Great review for Song of the Sword from CanLit for Little Canadians

Helen Kubiw gives Song of the Sword a great review at CanLit for Little Canadians, writing in part: Because Edward Willett ensures that there is a lot of action in Song of the Sword as well as emotional issues of family and trust, it’s a fantasy that will grip teens of both genders…Edward Willett blends the humour with the ethereal fantasy of Song …

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Kirkus Reviews likes Twist of the Blade even more than Song of the Sword

The first review of Twist of the Blade has shown up, and it’s a good one. Kirkus Reviews says: The sequel to Song of the Sword (2014) improves on its foundation….Willett realistically explores the difficulties Ariane and Wally face and paints Rex Major in such a light that readers may be unsure as to whether he …

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Twist of the Blade page up at Coteau Books

Coteau Books has a great website with pages for all of their books…and Twist of the Blade‘s page is now live! You can download a high-res version of the cover art and pre-order the print or ebook version right from that page. Here’s the description: Having saved the first Shard of the sword Excalibur from …

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