Gotta Catch ‘Em All!

This Crooked Way is now in stock at Amazon.com. It should be hitting actual shelves in brick-and-mortar stores fairly soon.

It’s already been reviewed, not wholly favorably, by Publishers Weekly. (They didn’t like the ending though they say nice things about some of the episodes.)

About JE

James Enge is the author of the World-Fantasy-Award-nominated novel Blood of Ambrose (Pyr, April 2009). His latest book is The Wide World's End. His short fiction has appeared in Swords and Dark Magic (Harper Collins, 2010), Black Gate, the Stabby-Award-winning anthology Blackguards and elsewhere.
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20 Responses to Gotta Catch ‘Em All!

  1. peadarog says:

    Congratulations, James. It looks great!

  2. scbutler says:

    Congratulations. Bad notices are better than no notices at all.

    I think.

  3. Amazon just informed me my copy will be here on Thursday, instead of 10/29.

    I don’t think that’s such a bad review. They liked This Crooked Way enough to want to read the sequel.

    And on an unrelated note, damn, that Cherie Priest is certainly prolific, isn’t she?

    • JE says:

      “I don’t think that’s such a bad review. They liked This Crooked Way enough to want to read the sequel.”

      Absolutely–it’s not a knife-job, by any means.

      “And on an unrelated note, damn, that Cherie Priest is certainly prolific, isn’t she?”

      I’m not keeping count, but I’m certainly intrigued by her upcoming “Boneshaker”.

  4. renesears says:

    Woo hoo! I’ve really been looking forward to this one, PW review or no PW review. At least “achingly precise prose” is a nice descriptor.

    • JE says:

      Thanks! And, you’re right, that “achingly precise prose” thing went straight to my Smug File. Although I guess you could read it a couple different ways. (I put that in my Anti-Smug File.)

  5. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations, Mr. Enge. I certainly look forward to getting my copy soon. Will you be picking up the gauntlet that PW has thrown down? Just curious.

    Again, well done. –Jason T

    • JE says:

      Thanks! Re the PW reviewer… Wolf Age is well underway, and I’ll make it the best book I can. It’ll be very different from either BoA or TCW. I hope they like it, but I’m sure I’ll like it.

    • A long teaching day has rendered me literal-minded. I’m stuck picturing broadsword duels between reviewers and writers. You’d think PW would refrain from throwing gauntlets down before fantasy authors, since sooner or later they’d find one who was serious about weapon research in a firsthand kind of way.

      I’ll be sprinting through my teaching prep, the better to dive into the book as soon as it arrives at my local B&N.

      • JE says:

        I’m less like Conan and more like Cugel, though–“I prefer to run, but I will fight if I must”.

        Hope your prep goes well. I’m teaching a new course next semester and I’m freaking out about it a little.

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