A Shameless Plug

Blade’s Edge

Mark Schynert

If you like high fantasy, urban fantasy, or alternate-time-line stories, and you have a Kindle, check out Blade’s Edge at the Kindle store. My friend Mark Schynert wrote and self-published this. 

It’s been a while since I’ve read it, but I remember some of the ingredients vividly:

  1.      A compelling schizophrenic street-person hero
  2.       Strong women characters
  3.      An enchanted knife that is, well, let’s say soooo not Excalibur
  4.      A convincing villain with a point of view you can understand, even if you don’t share it
  5.       Mark’s dry-as-a-good-martini wit
  6.       An interesting magical system 

Mark is one of those irritating people who knows a lot about a lot.  Whether it’s the military tactics or the visioning of how technology would develop in an alternate timeline, the world-building is detailed without being obtrusive—and yes, he has military tech and magic in the same book. 

I really enjoyed this when I read it.  I don’t have a Kindle yet, but if you do, I think the cost is about $3.00—half of what you would pay for a less original fantasy work bound in paper.  Yes, Mark’s a friend, and this is not a “review.”  It’s just a suggestion.  I think you’ll enjoy Blade’s Edge as much as I did.

(PS–It’s the one with the simple gray cover with a dagger; not the live-model cover with the young woman who looks like she’s playing the violin.)

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3 Responses to A Shameless Plug

  1. Chad Hull says:

    You’ve been a blogging fiend as of late; I’m jealous.

  2. Marion says:

    The triumph of quantity over quality, I think. September seemed like a very light month, without a lot of comments on books, so I’m trying to get caught up. I’ve been mulling over your posting about “traditional” fantasy and how bland it’s starting to seem. That’s interesting.

  3. Chad Hull says:

    I Posted That??? I need to go read my blog; I didn’t think I’d posted anything in a long time!

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