The Banff Grand National Prize for Literature
The Writers Guild of Alberta Best First Book Award
The Commonwealth Best First Novel Prize (Caribbean and Canada Region)
At a quarter past three in the afternoon, on August 17, 1898, Doctor Edward Byrne slipped on the ice of Acturus glacier in the Canadian Rockies and slid into a crevasse . . .
Nearly sixty feet.Nearly/>At ...more
I remember the author came to our classroom and we asked him about some of the 'metaphors' our teacher told us about. He told us that they weren't intended to be metaphors. That's when I realized that writers write and readers find the meaning. Especially if you're teaching an Honors class.
In the end, there isn't really much substance here. The premise is boring, and all in all this isn't ordinarily a book that I would even look twice at, but, for Canadian Lit, which I'm taking as a mandatory course, I've had to read it.
To its credit, the writing style is tolerable, even though it's written in the post-modernist style, which involves a lot of fragmentation in both the sentences and the narrative; but, honestly, I don't know how the writer could have mad ...more
I really like to read about an area that I'm visiting, preferably something fictional, as I feel I get the passion of the setting more clearly. I did love that actual historical figures are woven into this story, and it was pretty t ...more
I loved the story lines of all the different characters, full of dreams ...more
I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and I write books for grown-ups and kids. The Shadow of Malabron, the first volume in my trilogy The Perilous Realm, is available now in Canada, the UK, and the US.