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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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Love, love, love these 4 books. And the epilogue of this book is one of the best places to leave a series, ever.
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Interesting. And spoilers follow, so if you don't want to know what happens read no further. I've been a big fan of this series, but I find I'm a bit ambivalent about this final book. It's mostly one big long battle, which isn't my favorite plot, but ...more
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I adore the Oberon mysteries, and this one doesn't disappoint. All dogs know that squirrels are up to something wicked--the human murder mystery is almost incidental--but that's as it should be. It's all about food, and those evil squirrels.
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Love everything Bujold writes in the Miles universe, and I loved checking in with my favorite people again. Ekaterine is clearly going to be a fine Lady Vorkosigan. And while this story isn't blow-you-away fabulous, it's very satisfying.
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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.”
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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.”
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“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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