Welcome to the May 2010 issue of the Musings of the Othar. This month’s Feature Article will be returning to the Griffin’s Daughter Trilogy by Leslie Ann Moore, and we will be taking a look at book two in the series, Griffin’s Shadow. The first book in the series, Griffin’s Daughter, was reviewed in the December 2009 Issue, so if you haven’t had a chance to read that yet, please check it out in the archives. As you may remember from the earlier review of book one, I did have some issues regarding Jelena, but I am happy to report that Moore has allowed our heroin to mature and lose many of her insecurities. More on this can be found in the Feature Article.
The Fayersae Histories continue this month, and we shift scenes as we join Findian and Avanian in the mountains outside of Spirit. I have started consolidating the earlier chapters into an ePub formatted eBook, and will be making it available soon. The previous installments can always be found online in the Full Fayersae Histories Archive.
As I mentioned last month, the web site for Animus of Hauden, book two in the Harmony of the Othar Saga is up, so please check it out if you haven’t had the chance yet. I don’t have any specific news regarding the availability of Animus of Hauden, but I am still planning on a late summer or an early fall release. An eBook version in the ePub format has been completed, and I expect to make that available for download via the web. Look for an announcement via my Facebook page or check the web site periodically for an update.
Now that the edits for book two have been completed, this month saw some significant progress on book three, Tongue of Hauden. As I approach the last third of book three, I have begun to put a little more detail behind the outline for book four as I start to become immersed in the details of the transition between the two. The threads are all in place and it now becomes a task of execution to properly order the remaining scenes of book three to provide a climax and transition into book four.
I have also modified the cover art for Animus of Hauden, as well as completing the cover art for Tongue of Hauden. Both of these can be previewed in the Art & Maps section on my web sites. I also tidied up the artwork on the Map of Hauden, and I’m hoping to have it scaled a little larger in the print versions to enhance its readability. Please check them out as I am very pleased with the results.
Anyway, this summarizes a busy April. I hope you enjoy this month’s installment of the Musing of the Othar as we head into the even busier summer months.
P.A. Seasholtz, Editor