More Pretty Things for Lucas

Australian author Lucas Thorn pingbacked my blog yesterday because I’d mentioned his novel, Nysta: Revenge of the Elf re Amir Zand’s very cool bookcover art for it. He got the name of my blog wrong, though. It’s The Open Window, Lucas, not Pretty Things. (Although Pretty Things is a pretty good name for a blog, don’t get me wrong. Also “This is Why We Can’t Have Pretty Things” would be a good blog name and somebody probably has it. There are about 500 blogs plus a famous short story called The Open Window — the more, the merrier.)

Anyway, I realized that I forgot to mention in the last post that I had actually read the opening pages of Thorn’s novel, through the Amazon U.S. “Look Inside” feature that Thorn paid for or wiggled out of Amazon. And those pages were good, in my opinion. Lot of atmosphere, dry humor, an immediately appealing character in the Prologue made all the worse because you knew he was going to buy it pretty soon.ย  So I was actually recommending the book to the extent that one can do so from just having read an excerpt. (And if it provides further inspiration on doing Book 2, Lucas, I’ve been a book editor in one way or another for a reeaaallly long time.) The book is unfortunately not available on all the Amazons, but may be in other spots on the Net, and in Amazon U.S. (and I would assume Amazon Australia,) you can get it as an e-book or a more expensive trade paperback print edition. So this may be going on the birthday list for me. You all can check it out. It is apparently #18 on Amazon’s list of Hot New Releases of Epic Fantasy, which means it is selling well and other people are burbling about it. And yes, Lucas Thorn is apparently his real name. So there you go.

As for Amir Zand’s lovely artwork for the book, that will be going up on the Positivity Cover Art thread at SFFWorld.com in the Fantasy Forum, with mention of what book it is to, once I get a minute to do it and some other bookcovers I like, which I’ll also reproduce here. There are lots of people over there and we have lots of Australian membersย  too, so swing by.

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5 responses to “More Pretty Things for Lucas

  1. Pingback: the open window and more cover news | lucas thorn

  2. thanks, kat ๐Ÿ™‚ the look inside feature i think is standard. but i would have done it anyway. i feel suitably inspired and am busy trying to up the bodycount for book 2. maybe not what everyone wants to hear, but i’m afraid nysta is a bit on the violent side. it’s not my fault. she’s the one with the knives and the axe to grind.
    i will definitely have a look around at the forum. it’s been a while since i haunted a forum outside of computer gaming. even longer since i saw one with overt australians in it. but we’re a shy bunch sometimes…
    thankyou again for the feature! ๐Ÿ™‚ it certainly made my month.

  3. Pingback: Amir Zand and Lucas Thorn ride again | The Open Window

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