A.E. Marling

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A.E. Marling wrote his first fantasy novella after his freshman year in high school. In college, he found nothing gave him a greater urge to write than science lectures, and he sat through a lot of ‘em. He has yet to repent his fascination with fantasy and is intrigued by its grip on the human imagination.

Both ambidextrous and word-voracious, his diet ranges from Arthurian legends to Jane Austen. He denies being a running addict, though he has to shout it over the noise of the treadmill. His best writing ideas pounce on him when he would rather be sleeping, thanks to insomnia.

His current lair is in the bellybutton of California, and his thoughts touch ground there between flights.

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I am thrilled the world has not ended in the eons it took me to answer this question, but at least now I can offer your heart's desire. Dark Lord's Wedding can as of this moment be gleaned in paperback from Amazon.
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My Most Popular Flavor Text

Through good fortune or perhaps bad fortune, my most popular flavor text is also one of which I’m most proud. I had studied the use of the chiasmus in writing as a way to give an idea resonance and power. In a chiasmic phrase, two words are repeated in reverse order. For instance, Lord Byron wrote:





“Pleasure’s a sin, and sometimes sin’s a pleasure.”





The words Pleasure and Sin are reflected in opposi

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Reads like an Avengers movie and is gay as fuck. Neither of those two things are criticisms.

An actual criticism: Because of the Avengers-size cast and because it is was written to be inclusive of people unfamiliar with all those
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“To sway opinion should never be the motive of argument. I argue only for pleasure.”
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message 11: by Becca

Becca Mills Thanks for friending me, A.E.! :)


message 10: by Richard

Richard Thank you for accepting the friend request!


Hannah Thanks for the friend request! :) Picked up Brood of Bones when you had a freebie promotion, it sounds great.


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Dawn You've been reviewed :D

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Larissa Reinhart Thanks for the friendship. I'm also a huge fan of PG Wodehouse!
Larissa


Charlotte Liebel Thank you for your friendship, A.E. Best wishes and success.

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Rainy Kaye Stopping by to say hi!


Alisha So glad you came to the Carriger reading! It was lovely chatting you. I look forward to checking out the collage you mentioned. ^_^


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P.J. Thanks for the friendship!


Carolyn Crane Thanks for inviting me to be goodreads pals, and I have to say, your blog name rocks!


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Jason Thanks for the friendship. And yes, you may quote me.


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