Oct 9 2012
It takes a while, sometimes, for information to flow through to Canada from our neighbour to the South, and so I didn't receive any input from my US publisher until today about the American reception of THE FOREST LAIRD down there.
Feels a bit like tooting my own horn . . . and of course it absolutely is . . . but there were a couple of review snippets that pleased me and so I decided to post them here:
“Whyte has produced a smart, no-nonsense work of historical fiction that will appeal to Scottish history buffs, readers of authors like Bernard Cornwell, and fans of Whyte’s Arthurian and Templar novels.”—Publishers Weekly
“Whyte traces the life, development, and awesomeness of William Wallace who was one of the main dudes leading 13th-century Scotland’s independence movement. So why should dudes read it? There’s brotherhood, patriotism, and political intrigue. And archery. Plus there’s just enough Scottish dialect to leave a hint of haggis.”—Library Journal
October 9, 2012 @ 11:51 pm
It is not often that you see the word "dude" used so many times in a review. haha. The accolades are well deserved Sir!
October 10, 2012 @ 5:24 am
Jack, if you can't toot your horn here, then where can you? That second review was hilarious. Your writing appeals to a wide range of readers and apparently to all ages of reader as well.
October 10, 2012 @ 10:40 pm
Library Journal – nice to see a superior intellect at work . . .
As for the book, it was most enjoyable and easily as good as the Camulod epic. I was recently in and around the geographical area the action is set in and thus could visualise the story – sadly the forest is all but gone.
Have a date to read the rest when they come 🙂
November 5, 2012 @ 8:51 pm
Longshanks might have called William Wallace many things . . . I suspect that 'dude' wasn't one of them.
Oh well, it takes all sorts . . .