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Diplomacy Under Pressure: The Curse of Chalion

Some scenes are like a song: Their pacing builds and sings. They’re a pleasure to read, and all the more if they’re about a character I love.

Lupe dy Cazaril (Caz, for convenience and by his preference) arrives home in the first book of Lois McMaster Bujold’s Chalion series, The Curse of Chalion, under inauspicious circumstances. He’s nobility (a “castillar”—a knight), but penniless. He’s a war hero, but one betrayed and sold into servitude. He has powerful enemies waiting for him at home, and a tortured past haunting his steps. He just wants to lie low for a while and recover.

Naturally, it’s not long before he finds himself the primary advisor to the rightful Royina of Chalion, seeking to cut through a web of treachery to restore her to the throne and at the same time end the curse upon her house through intellect, strength of character, and the somewhat dubious assistance of two separate gods.

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Series: That Was Awesome! Writers on Writing

Cover Reveal and Excerpt: C.A. Higgins’ Radiate

In the follow-up to Lightless and Supernova, C. A. Higgins again fuses science fiction, suspense, and drama to tell the story of a most unlikely heroine: Ananke, once a military spacecraft, now a sentient artificial intelligence. Ananke may have the powers of a god, but she is consumed by a very human longing: to know her creators.

Below, we’re excited to reveal the cover and share an exclusive excerpt from Radiate, the third book in Higgins’ Lightless Trilogy—available May 23, 2017 from Del Rey!

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It Was All A Lie: Five Books with Plot Twists that Flip your Perception

There was a period of time when one of my sisters had only ever seen the first hour of one of my favorite movies, The Usual Suspects. She’d seen the first hour multiple times, too—but each time she started to watch the movie, for perfectly legitimate reasons every time, she would have to stop before she reached the end.

“Molly,” I said after the second time this happened, with what I think was remarkable restraint, “you should really watch it to the end.”

[I love a good twist.]

Series: Five Books About…