Wandered into the bookstore the other day and saw this:

SHADOWHEART, featuring Aidan Moher

It’s a blurb from my review of SHADOWHEART by Tad Williams, right there at the top of the list and alongside some pretty heavy hitting and well known critics. I nearly dropped the book on the floor when I saw it.

I’ve had quotes from my reviews included in novels before, but they’ve always been on the inside (this blurb’s on the cover!) novels that I’d enjoyed, but didn’t necessarily mean a whole lot to me. This, however, is a whole different ball game. Tad Williams is one of my absolute favourite genre writers and has long been an inspiration to myself as both a reader and a writer. I look forward to his new releases with anticipation that’s rivalled by few other authors. To now be a part (however small) of his novel is an absolute honour.

Now, go read his Shadowmarch series. It’s really good.

  • John Anealio November 8, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Nice! Congratulations Aidan!

  • Ryan November 8, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Whoa! High Roller! That’s awesome, yet well deserved. Congratulations.

  • Doug M. November 8, 2011 at 5:53 pm


  • Bryce (seak) November 8, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Wow, did you run and tell one of the clerks? I probably would have. :)

  • Bryce (seak) November 8, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Wow, did you run and show one of the clerks? I probably would have. :)

  • henrythefifth November 9, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Congratulations! Memory, Sorrow and Thorn is one of my favorite series ever, but I just couldn’t get into the Shadow books when the 1st one came out. The main character…that prince, was such a petulant jackass. Guess I may have to give them a second try since you feel so strongly about them.

  • Adam November 10, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Congratulations, Aidan. That must be quite a high, to see your name alongside SFSite, Booklist, and others.

    My initial impression coincides with Henry V’s, above. I’ve always enjoyed Williams’ books, particularly M,S, & T, but I started the Shadowmarch series twice and lost interest halfway through Book One both times (and I almost NEVER give up on a book, particularly one begun with such high hopes). I plan on going back for one more ol’ college try, based on your high opinion and others’. Third time’s a charm?

  • Raphael November 11, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Congrats! My edition has, among others, a blurp by Paolini. How about that.

    Curious, I had major problems with the Shadowmarch series and was very disappointed at the end. If you like, read my opinion on my own blog.

  • henrythefifth November 11, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    @Adam….glad to read I was not the only one who had trouble.