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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...more


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Fall of a Kingdom (The Fars...
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Rise of a Hero (The Farsala...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2,610 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
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The Goblin Wood (Goblin Woo...
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Forging the Sword (The Fars...
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Rogue's Home (Knight and Ro...
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 747 ratings — published 2008 — 9 editions
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Shield of Stars (The Shield...
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Player's Ruse (Knight and R...
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City of Shadows by Ariana Franklin
City of Shadows
by Ariana Franklin
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I read this book because I love the Mistress of the Art of Death series so much—and even though City of Shadows, set in 1920s and 1930s Berlin, has no connection to Franklin’s other books it’s excellent too. Regardless of the period, Franklin writes...more
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Time is Light by Rebecca S. W.  Bates
Time is Light
by Rebecca S. W. Bates
read in April, 2014
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This is a really interesting collection of three SF short stories—and I have to say it’s kind of hard to review short stories without giving things away, but here goes.

The first story, Losing the Light, is the one that intrigued me most on first glim...more
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Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
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I read a number of good books on my last camping trip—but I probably enjoyed re-reading the Mistress of the Art of Death books as much or more than most of the first reads—and if you like historical mysteries with great characters and a sense of humo...more
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Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich
Takedown Twenty (Stephanie Plum #20)
by Janet Evanovich (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2014
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Evanovich is always good, and while this book doesn’t really rise out of the pack for me, it certainly doesn’t disappoint, either. And I have to say, I adored the whole bit with the disappearing giraffe! There are many other really good parts as well...more
"My micropublisher clued me in on this discussion, and I can't resist a brief comment. I've mentioned on and off on my facebook page that book 4 would...more "
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Thankless in Death by J.D. Robb
Thankless in Death (In Death, #37)
by J.D. Robb
read in November, 2013
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I love the J.D. Robb books, though sometimes they push my violence threshold a bit—occasionally more than a bit! At first I didn’t think this one would do that, but the whiney, I’m-entitled villain morphed into someone a lot nastier than I expected,...more
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Steadfast by Mercedes Lackey
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A good one! I like most of Mercedes Lackey’s series, but I have to admit that Serpent’s Shadow (the first of the Elemental Mages books) was my favorite, and a few of them have seemed kind of weak. But Steadfast, the story of an abused wife who runs a...more
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Midnight at Marble Arch by Anne Perry
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When you consider how many books Perry has written about Thomas and Charlotte, it’s kind of amazing that she can still write compelling books about them and their friends…and still find new things to say. Maybe it’s because they’re allowed to grow ol...more
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The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer
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I’m a huge Artemis Fowl fan, and for me, Reluctant Assassin only grabbed me slowly. (I bond instantly with a cold-blooded, criminal mastermind, but I nice innocent kid who’s being forced into being an assassin takes longer. This probably says more ab...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
tags: humor

“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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