Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Voice of Crow excerpt

At long last, I've picked an excerpt from Voice of Crow to post on my site.

In case you're wondering, Rhia is still the main character as she was in Eyes of Crow, but I thought it'd be fun to introduce the new character ahead of time. Some of you might remember Filip from a brief scene near the end of Eyes.

Filip's scenes in Voice were some of my favorite, and in most cases were the ones that needed the least revision. I "clicked" with him right away, probably because he's more like us than the other characters. He gives us an outsider's perspective on Rhia and Marek's world of the Spirits. To him, all this animal magic is pretty darn freaky.

We also get to see more of his people (the Ilions, or "Descendants" as our friends call them) in Voice of Crow. The nation of Ilios is one part Ancient Rome, one part Ancient Sparta, and three parts I-Made-It-Up-istan.

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5 Comments:

part Sparta? Priam would be upset with that.

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Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 8/15/2007 11:01 PM

I'm loving it! Absolutely loving it. You're killin' me here, Jeri. I must have this book!

Posted by: Anonymous Leslie at 8/15/2007 11:27 PM

That's awsome.

Now Eyes of Crow was all Rhia's POV, right? Do we get to inside more of the other characters?

And is some guy constantly yelling that "This is Ilios!"

Posted by: Blogger Andrew at 8/16/2007 6:37 PM

Yep, VOC is four POV's: Rhia, Marek, Alanka, and Filip. Rhia still has the biggest part (about 40% of the scenes, IIRC).

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 8/16/2007 8:20 PM

Gah. You just keep teasing us...

Want this book.

Posted by: Blogger Ann Aguirre at 8/19/2007 12:44 PM

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