Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Wings Over Talera

David J. West has a nice review over on his blog of Wings Over Talera, the second book in my Talera Trilogy. I appreciate it.

The most fun I've ever had writing remains the writing of the Talera Trilogy: Swords of Talera, Wings Over Talera, and Witch of Talera. I will do a fourth book at some point.

I'm very glad that folks have generally liked these books a lot, that they've seen something good in the way I drew on the legacies of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert E. Howard. I certainly appreciate all the kind comments on them, and the reviews over on Amazon and on Goodreads. These remind me of why I love good stories so much, and why I so enjoy writing.

If anyone is interested in picking up signed copies of one or all of the Talera books for Christmas, let me know. I've got copies at the house and can make folks a deal on the trilogy. Email me at: kainja at hotmail dot com

The books are also available for the Nook and the Kindle so if you know someone who has one of these ereaders, or who is getting one for Christmas, these books could make a nice gift. At least I think they do. :)

32 comments:

the walking man said...

Did you change the covers or am I just imagining it?

Tom Doolan said...

I'll point my wife here. She might be looking for gift ideas. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Excellent! Are they available in the iBookstore?

pattinase (abbott) said...

Wonderful to have written a trilogy, Charles. Congratulations!

Charles Gramlich said...

Mark, no, no cover change.

Tom, lol! ;)

Alex, I don't know anything about the Ibookstore. they are available in kindle or nook formats, though. I think Swords is available in epub on Barnes & noble. I don't know what format ibookstore uses. I don't have an iphone.

Patti, thanks. I enjoyed 'em.

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Ty Johnston said...

I've only read the first one, but found it to be the best S&P literature I have read in years and years. I suggest it for anyone with a love of the genre.

Eventually I'll get around to the other novels. There's just so much to read!

sage said...

I'm going to have to download one to my nook, now that I am reading some on it.

Deka Black said...

ASnd just this same month the Kindle is released in Spain!

(from what i now, the delay have to do in part with our copyright laws being a complete mess)

Charles Gramlich said...

Ty, thanks for the kinds words. I know what you mean about so much to read. Just friend's books adds up to a bunch I've got ahead of me. Good stuff but I need time.

Sage, Killing trail is available on the nook too, if you prefer westerns. I'm not sure what else is on nook of mine. The Talera books are.

Deka, we were told that Amazon.spain is coming. I know it's available in the UK and in France.

Oscar said...

Good luck on the trilogy, Charles.

G said...

The Talera trilogy still remains my favorite short series to read.

Charles Gramlich said...

Oscar, thankee!

G., thanks, man. I'm very glad you enjoyed. I'm getting ready to read Betrayed as soon as I get finished with finals.

Cloudia said...

Great gifts!



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Prashant C. Trikannad said...

A couple of days ago, I read a fine review of MIDNIGHT IN ROSARY, a selection of your poems and short stories, at www.examiner.com (New Orleans Literature Examiner) and was impressed with what the reviewer had to say. Here's a gist: "I wanted to devour the words of these poems and short stories. I read and re-read, each time discovering that something new was waiting there for me to realize, masterfully crafted within descriptions" and "He is exactly the kind of author who should be teaching, and Midnight in Rosary is the proof." Way to go, Charles! Be sure I'll be reading Mr. West's review too.

laughingwolf said...

as you know, i have all three, enjoyed em immensely... look forward to #4,5,6... and more...

also waiting for #2 in 'cold in the light'... hint, hint! ;)

Charles Gramlich said...

Cloudia, I must agree. :)

Prashant, I did actually see that review and was really happy about it. The reviewer had some very complimentary things to say about it and really seemed to enjoy it.

Laughingwolf, if only I could write faster, man. :)

Jason E. Thummel said...

Good to know that these are available in some e-formats (although I'm heavily paper-biased, I'm out of shelf and floor space). Like Mr. Doolan, I'll see if the wife wouldn't mind getting me something for the holidays.

And speaking of, may yours be happy ones.

Erik Donald France said...

Fantastic idea -- my sister is a big fan now, by the way~~!

Sparkling Red said...

Nice cover art! And nice to meet you. :-)

Carole said...

Nice post. I love that you are proud of your work and enjoy them.

The Golden Eagle said...

I definitely have this trilogy on my TBR list--now I just need the chance to read them!

Congratulations on the review!

Travis Cody said...

I definitely enjoyed all three books and would welcome a fourth.

David J. West said...

I sure appreciate my signed copies-thanks Charles.

X. Dell said...

Hmmm. I think I'm going to put Killing Trail ahead on my rather growing reading list. I think it would be more my style. Good luck with the continued success of Talera, though.

Trying to catch up to your posts. I read the one on grading, and it took me back. One of the hardest things any teacher worth his or her salt has to do sometimes is assign a grade, especially under those circumstances.

ivan said...

Indeed a nice review of Wings Over Talera by David J. West.

I smile at his mention of Carl Sagan's patronizing insistence that there could have been no canals on Mars. Ray Bradbury had the imagination to show you some real canals on Mars, complete with fish, though they seem more like flat transluscent jellyfish, but all the more convincing somehow,even when they undulated and occasionally jumped. Plop.

As for some of your other work, I have, as a former copy editor, still have trouble with Midnight In Rosary as a title.
I think I would have preferred something punchier, like Black Beads of Midnight, but what do I know? It's not my genre. And besides, I was once fired as a copyeditor by a newspaper which itself eventually got canned by accountants as a tax writeoff.

Nevevertheless, I used to be a great fan of Ray Bradbury whose tales of love and synchronicy here on earth left me quite touched in this wizened heart.
Good to see that the tradition is carried on.

Charles Gramlich said...

Jason E. Thummel, same to you for the holidays. I know what you mean about shelf space. I’m gonna have to buy another house just for my books.

Erik Donald France, thanks. I remember you got those for her a couple of years back now. I’m glad to hear she enjoyed!


Sparkling Red, thanks. I appreciate you dropping by.

Carole, I always wanted to tell stories that would bring folks the kind of fun I had from reading.

The Golden Eagle, time is a precious commodity!

Travis Cody, thanks, and I appreciate your reviews of these on Goodreads. I’m glad you liked ‘em.

David J. West, I’m glad. And thanks again for the kind review.

X. Dell, Cold in the Light has a government conspiracy in it. I think you may already have that one though. I’m proud of “Killing Trail” too. Yeah, and I’m giving a test this morning and more grade assignments. Sigh.

Ivan, always loved Bradbury. Such talent. I picked Midnight in Rosary to have a somewhat romantic feel to it. My original title for that collection was Holocaust in Rosary.

Chris Benjamin said...

Must be a good feeling to still get great reviews many years after writing a book. Congrats Charles!

Greg said...

Congrats on the nice review!

Charles Gramlich said...

Chris, it is nice indeed.

Greg, thanks, man

M. M. Fahr said...

Definitely a vivid trip in the imagination and yes, as I read the opening pages of the series, I thought of the classicism that was Burroughs' legacy to popular myth weaving. A kind of romantic cosmos prepping for meta action.

Charles Gramlich said...

M. M., Meta action. I like that. Burroughs definitely was involved in creating our modern day myth.