I know a lot of Sounisians are fans of author Elizabeth Wein. In fact, this is where I got the recommendation for her Arthurian novel The Winter Prince.
Prior to that, I'd only read her WWII novel, Code Name Verity
. I don't know why it took me so long to discover The Winter Prince
and its companion novels, but once I got started, I read all 5 books in a month, and they're now firmly placed alongside my favorite Rosemary Sutcliff and Stephen Lawhead novels of a similar vein. In fact, I just reread The Winter Prince
and it made me cry. :') Well, thank you to all the good people here who kept on reminding me to read it. I was going to save my praises until the next While She Knits, but then I was over at Chachic's Book Nook
blog (another Sounisian, huzzah!) and saw her post about a 6th book (called The Sword Dance)
in this series. (For those familiar with the books, it's about Telemakos!) Tragically, it remains unpublished. It seems all we can do to encourage a publisher to deliver it into our anxious little hands is to continue to show interest in the series by purchasing the previous books, all of which are still available as ebooks! Since it's been quiet on Sounis of late, I thought I'd just spread the word. Check out Chachic's post
for a message from Elizabeth Wein and for more information about the books and where you can find them!