Edward Willett -- Book SigningSaturday Jun 28 2014 1:00 pm, Saskatoon, Travel Alcove Event type: reading, signing
Song of the Sword: The Shards of Excalibur, Book 1 (Coteau Books)
Ariane meets her ancestor, the Lady of the Lake, and is sent on an important and dangerous quest – to reunite the pieces of the shattered sword Excalibur. Yes, that Excalibur.
Ariane's life is already pretty difficult when she starts to hear the singing – her mother’s disappeared, she's trying to get used to living with her aunt after several foster homes, and she's taking grief from the "in" girls at school. She’s dealing with strange dreams involving swords and knights and battles, and things seem to get weird whenever she touches water. And now an invisible someone, somewhere, is singing to her. Everyone knows the legends of King Arthur, the Round Table, and the powerful and noble wizard Merlin. But what if those so-called legends were real historical facts? And what if someone has carefully rewritten that history? Before long, Ariane’s met the famed Lady of the Lake (in a journey UNDER the local lake), has acquired a nerdy sidekick, and is sent on a dangerous mission that pits her against otherworldly forces. Can she figure out what it all means, much less survive the challenge?
Masks, under the name E.C. Blake, received a glowing review in Publishers’ Weekly. His science fiction novel Marseguro won the 2009 Prix Aurora Award for best Canadian science fiction and fantasy novel. His non-fiction writing for young readers has received National Science Teachers Association and VOYA awards. He was born in New Mexico and grew up in Weyburn, SK. He has lived and worked in Regina since 1988.is the award-winning author of nearly 50 science-fiction and fantasy, science and other non-fiction books for both young readers and adults. His latest publication, the just-released