Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thunder Canyon Reviewed

While Rage of the Behemoth will not see print until June 1st, the advance reviews have started to come in. John Ottinger is first up with a review at Grasping For the Wind. Here is what he has to say about Thunder Canyon:

"Thunder Canyon" brings monster and man together against something much more evil. The hero Rath is seeking revenge for the death of his lost love, in a very Braveheart fashion, though with a more positive ending. Draper writes a good tale of friends found and revenge taken.

It's always nice to get positive reviews, especially because I really like this story. I tried to capture the essence of that old Klingon proverb, 'Revenge is a dish best served with an 8" blade through the throat.' (Or something like that.)

6 comments:

von Darkmoor said...

Ah, nuthin' like wrath, wrevenge, wruin, and writin'!

Congrats on the good words for "Thunder Canyon" Jeff!

Keanan Brand said...

Awesome! Gratz!

Hey, did you ever submit anything to Heroic Fantasy Quarterly? I recently checked in with the guys, asked if they were getting the kinds of submissions they wanted, and they replied they'd turned down some good writing because it wasn't "heroic enough" -- fantasy fiction that wasn't in the right vein -- which made me wonder if you'd tossed anything their way. I gave them your name, told them to be on the lookout. (Hope that's okay.)

Keanan Brand said...

I realized that what I just wrote might sound totally wrong.

I meant this: Because they've been getting some not-quite-right stuff, I figured your work might be just what they're looking for.

Jeff Draper said...

vD- Thanks. It wouldn't have happened without you, though.

KB- I understood you both times. You're very kind, no I haven't sent them anything yet and yes I plan to.

Bruce Durham said...

Nice review Jeff. I'm looking forward to reading your story. I just 'know' it will be top-notch.

Jeff Draper said...

Thanks, Bruce. The latest review from Black Gate didn't mention me specifically but you got a nice nod.