We writers are Needy Creatures

We slave over our books, and devote years to writing them. The characters become as real to us as members of our own family. We cry when the plot makes us hurts them and, at times, we laugh aloud. (Yes, I know it’s sad).

And then we send them out into the cruel world, our books released into the wild. All we can do is hope that someone will read them and enjoy them. And then this happens …

Rob Will Review has listed his favourite 11 books for 2010 and not only has he mentioned my good friend and fellow RORee, Trent Jamieson’s wonderful Death Most Definite. But he has mentioned my trilogy. Rob says;

‘No point in beating around the bush.  Rowena Cory Daniells’ The Chronicles of King Rolen’s Kin trilogy is one of the best new high fantasy series I’ve read in ages.  Simultaneously intimate and epic, this gloriously entertaining triptych presents a richly realized world with compelling, three-dimensional characters, an intriguing use of magic–referred to here as “Affinity”–and a densely complicated political situation that inspires a mindbendingly complex web of intrigue, manipulation, and misapprehension.’

Wow, Rob, I’m blushing!

I’d post a YouTube video of my doing the Happy Dance but it would be embarrassing and my kids would never live it down!


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4 Responses to We writers are Needy Creatures

  1. Brendan Podger

    As a needy creature(as you put it) I found a blog post in which you are linked favourably with Ken Scholes, Peter V. Brett, N.K. Jemisin, Robert V. S. Redick, Rachel Neumeier, Celine Kiernan, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Jon Sprunk, James Barclay, Mark Chadbourn, Jill Williamson, & James Enge. You are as the blog author writes “All respected authors from traditional publishers.”

    History of an Indie Published Nobody

  2. Alice

    I just wanted to leave a comment to say how much I loved The Chronicles of King Rolen’s Kin! Reading The Usurper I got so caught up in the storyline that I read the book straight through, and I haven’t done that with a book for a while. All of the character’s were so engaging and I really felt all of their pain and concerns (particularly in The Uncrowned King when everyone thought that everyone else was dead!). I really just wanted to say thank you for writing a series that gave me a wonderful story to escape into for the last few weeks, it’s really rekindled my love for books since I haven’t felt in a “reading mood” for the last few months!

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