Book Review: The Last Mortal Bond by Brian Staveley

My review today is for: The Last Mortal Bond (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne Book 3) by Brian Staveley A copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own. I read and absolutely loved the first two books of this series. One of my new …

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ARC Haul: Skullsworn by Brian Staveley

The wonderful people over at Tor were awesome enough to send me this ARC review copy! Very excited for this book! The Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne series was amazing! Looking forward to this new book in the same world! Thanks Tor! I can’t wait to read and review! Skullsworn by Brian Staveley IS DUE OUT  April 25, …

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Just received some signed book plates from Brian Staveley!

Just received some awesome signed bookplates from Brian Stavely. Brian is the author of The Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne. Fantastic series, everyone should check out. I can’t thank Brian enough. I love having signed books by my favorite authors! Check out his books here: The Last Mortal Bond The Providence of Fire The Emperor’s Blades …

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Book Haul: The Last Mortal Bond by Brian Staveley

Did a little shopping recently and picked up some great books. I have been wanting to finish this outstanding series (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne) for a while now. Can’t wait to read and review! The Last Mortal Bond by Brian Staveley      Is OUT NOW! So go get a copy!     The Last Mortal Bond …

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GUEST POST: Strapped to the Couch, by Marc Turner

Great guest post by Marc Turner over on Brian Staveley’s blog!

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Characters are the building blocks of any good book. The events of a story, no matter how dramatic, won’t touch us in a major way unless we care about the characters, and the feelings for those people will hang around long after the clever plot twists fade from memory. How do you make your characters rounded and interesting, though? The first step is to get to know them as intimately as possible.

Before I start writing a book, I create detailed notes on each character. That includes their physical attributes, but more importantly it also covers their sociological and psychological traits. Where did character X grow up, and what is his social class? What was character Y’s relationship with her parents like? The first step towards understanding a character’s motivations is to understand their upbringing and development.

There are also a few special elements I look for in creating a…

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The Best Books of 2015!

This year was a fantastic year in reading. I read over 30 books this year. Not all of them came out in 2015 but of the books that did release this year I thought I would make a best of the year list. A few of these books might even become all time favorites! And …

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Book Review: The Providence of Fire (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #2) by Brian Staveley

  After reading (and Loving!) the first book of this series I was in high anticipation of this book. I pre-ordered it and waited (not so patiently) for it to come out. I was not disappointed. A great follow up to The Emperor's Blades. The continued adventures of Valyn, Kaden, and Adare. Great characters, an …

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