First reviews are in - Abendau's Legacy

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  1. Jo Zebedee

    Jo Zebedee Come away, oh human child - Waters and the Wild

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    i've had a couple of really lovely first reviews of Abendau's Legacy (and one for Sunset, for good measure!) and thought I'd pop them here together.

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    Pete Long's Blog: Abendau's Legacy by Jo Zebedee

    What has worked - the multi generational stories. It seems my young voices have stood up well.

    The ending has satisfied and the shared POV seems to be working well (and since @Teresa Edgerton made me work hard at Lichio's story that's lovely to see). This book should be about more than just Kare and delighted to see it worked!

    Am I tempting you all yet?

    Goes back to nibbling nails anxiously.
     
  2. Juliana

    Juliana will write for cups of tea

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    Mine's already ordered. Kindle edition, though... Waiting for the paperback to go up for order as I need one to complete my nice collection on the shelf! :)
     
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    ratsy www.scifiexplorations.com

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    I as well have pre-ordered for kindle of course. I am really looking forward to it Jo. I'm sure I'll be reading it over the course of a day or two.
     
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    Jo Zebedee Come away, oh human child - Waters and the Wild

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    Youse are brilliant, thank you. If Peat's review is anything to go by it goes by fairly quickly. :D
     
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    Juliana will write for cups of tea

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    No surprise there, your books always do! :D
     
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    Jo Zebedee Come away, oh human child - Waters and the Wild

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    A review of Abendau's Legacy

    Seems like the pace wasn't my concern...

    'As full of twists and turns as the Monaco Grand Prix'
    'Like Breaking Bad it ends where it should'

    So pleased (and relieved)

    Book one is still currently free - come and be Abendau'ed.
     
  7. Gary Compton

    Gary Compton I miss you, wor kid.

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    Sunset is 99p/99c at the moment and tomorrow is the Day of the Abendau - publication day.

    Be prepared...
     
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    HareBrain Bunny of Wonder Staff Member

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    I read an ATC on holiday a couple of weeks back. It's very good -- the last quarter especially is madly gripping. I don't think I've been so glued to a book since Goblet of Fire. (Not that Abendau is much ike Harry Potter, of course, but GOF is my benchmark for making me stay reading when I should be going to sleep.)
     
  9. Jo Zebedee

    Jo Zebedee Come away, oh human child - Waters and the Wild

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    Hooray to lack of sleep! and thank you so much. :)

    I think, for those who have read Abendau's Heir and are expecting the other two to be just as dark, they're really not. Dark corners, yes, but nothing as full on as in book one. I'm really proud of them, actually - and I came out of my first trilogy reasonably unscathed, review/reputation-wise. Huzzah!

    Speaking of reviews etc - just a reminder that on Friday night, I'm drawing for a signed hardback of the collection. These will be very, very limited editions and are a really nice prize BUT do require that I get to 10 reviews of the new book from people who have reviewed the whole trilogy. I know there are a couple of people here already taking part, but I just wanted to flag it up as I'd hate someone to lose the chance to enter and win. :)
     
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    DG Jones Partying like it's 1999 - I mean, 2000 - posts

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    Got my preordered copy for kindle and will start it when I've finished Brian's Gathering - have to say I'm looking forward to it, especially given reviews so far!
     
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    Jo Zebedee Come away, oh human child - Waters and the Wild

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    Just a couple more reviews recently in, including Dan's above (who I finally got a five out of!):

    'This is a trilogy I know I will revisit in years to come, and get more out of, with each read. Very highly recommended.'

    Amazon.co.uk: Jeff's review of Abendau's Legacy (The Inheritance Trilogy ...

    'It's a fine end to a fabulous achievement, and I look forward to seeing what Zebedee comes up with next.'

    Amazon.co.uk: Dan Jones' review of Abendau's Legacy (The Inheritance Trilogy ...

    'Jo's trilogy contains elements of world building that comes close to those of Dune though not nearly as dense in narrative yet just as compelling and complex. The characters are a wide array of believable and sometimes relatable people whose lives you care for as you hang onto each struggle; heartbreak; betrayal and each victory; accomplishment; kinship.

    Great elements of a blend of Science Fiction and Fantasy with interesting believable characters make this set one of my favorites. And though the darkness that sometimes annoyed me in the first novel seems to have almost vanished, it all makes perfect sense toward the growth and development of the characters and this final book rounds out the trilogy with an exclamation point.'


    Amazon.co.uk: J.L. D.'s review of Abendau's Legacy (The Inheritance Trilogy ...
     
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