REVIEW by Jena: The Battle of Verril (The Book of Deacon Trilogy #3) by Joseph Lallo (@jrlallo)

In this, the finale of the Book of Deacon Trilogy, Myranda and the Chosen face their greatest challenges yet. Time is running out, and the Generals are growing desperate. Through victory and defeat, reunion and betrayal, neither the heroes nor their foes will rest until they have seen their task through to the end. The only question is, will it be the end of a war, or the end of times?
 
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COVER REVEAL: A New Release, a Cover Makeover and Some Flattering News From The Joseph Lallo Camp (@jrlallo)

A few days ago, I received and e-mail from Joseph Lallo that made me grin from ear to ear.  He’s in the process of having The Book of Deacon printed as a paperback and needed my permission to include a quote from my review.  I was flattered and speechless!  When I started Pure Textuality, I never in a million years imagined that an author would want to put a quote from MY review on THEIR book.  It just wasn’t a thought.   So, yes I was beyond flattered. Then he sent me the proof and I was speechless all over again.

 

Is it awesome?!?!?!
Along with this request was some great news! Read on…
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GUEST POST: Icing on the Cake: The Value of Good Artwork by Guest Author Joseph Lallo (@jrlallo)

An awful lot goes into making a good book. You need strong, well-developed characters that people care about, a deep and fascinating story to draw the reader in, and a solid and consistent setting to tie it all together. You need to read and reread your work, ironing out continuity errors and correcting typos. A finished novel is the culmination of countless hours of hard work and intense planning. If you’ve done your diligence, and the stars are properly aligned, what you’ll end up with is something that will make you proud, and something that will certainly be worth reading. Unfortunately, the end of the book is just the beginning of the battle, because before anyone will ever know what a fine job you’ve done, you’ve got to convince them to give your book a try. And in order to do that? Well, you’ve got to find a way to catch their eye.

 

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INTERVIEW: Joseph Lallo, Author of The Book of Deacon (@jrlallo)

Following the review of The Book of Deacon (if you didn’t read the review, do so!  Phenomenal book!!), I asked the author Joseph Lallo if he’d like to do an interview with me for PureTextuality.  He graciously agreed and allowed me to pick his brain for a bit.  Here’s what he had to say…

 

 

 

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REVIEW: The Book of Deacon by Joseph Lallo (@jrlallo)

Myranda is a young woman more interested in staying alive than being a hero. Orphaned by a continent-spanning war that has gone on for decades too long and shunned for failing to support it, she has been on the move since she was only a child. One can hardly blame her when she thinks that the chance discovery of a fallen soldier’s priceless cargo is the moment that will change her life. No one could predict just how great that change would be. It will lead her through an adventure of rebels and generals, of wizards and warriors, and of beasts both noble and monstrous. Each step of the way will take her closer to the truth of her potential, of the war, and of the fate of her world.
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