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Hilari Bell

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As far as writing is concerned, I call myself the poster child for persistence. Songs of Power, the first novel I sold, was the 5th novel I'd written. When it sold I was working on novel #13. The next to sell, Navohar, was #12, and the next, A Matter of Profit, was #9. The Goblin Wood was #6, and the first Sorahb book, Flame (later renamed Farsala: Fall of a Kingdom), will be #15. You get the picture.

My reviews: Mea culpa! I got onto Goodreads years ago, and haven't been reviewing--but I now mean to start! I should add that as writer, I tend to read a bit more critically. Or at least, when I think a book is going off the rails I usually see technical, writer problems with it. In short, any time a book stops working for me, that author becom
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Fall of a Kingdom (The Fars...

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Loved it! I should probably start by saying that Lois Bujold is the author I want to be when I finally learn to write. And also add that if you haven't read her books previously, you should start this series with either Shards of Honor, or Warrior's ...more
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I love Lois Bujold, and all her works--and particularly the Vorkosigan universe. And I was really looking forward to this books...but I sadly have to say, it's not her strongest. I LOVED watching Cordelia's relationships unfold, and not just with Oli ...more
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I may even have liked this better than the first one--I was a bit afraid it would just be a repeat of the second book, at least in spirit, but it wasn't. And I like stories where you get to see some of the adjustment, after the romance. Delightful, a ...more
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“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people, some of the time, but you can fool yourself anytime you need to badly enough.”
Hilari Bell, Navohar
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“In his opinion, working was vastly overrated. Particularly as a way to build character, for everyone who engaged in it was far too snappish and fussy, and seemed to have no manners at all.”
Hilari Bell, Crown of Earth

“Today, salute, mile, serve, deep. And I am never doing that again.-Kavi”
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Hilari Bell Thanks!


Debroah Robillard your blog is very encouraging. enjoyed it very much.


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