On Thursday, 11 November, at 6:00 pm PST, I will be in conversation with Patricia Bracewell on Facebook Live, sponsored by the Edmonds Bookshop. Here’s a link with all the information!
Pat & I are having fun planning a conversation & readings with an emphasis on the mystical aspects of our works (dragons, seers, ghosts, protected forest glades). You don’t want to miss this!
Of course, this is in celebration of the worldwide publication (in English) of The Riverwoman’s Dragon, in ebook & hardcover. If your local bookstore doesn’t have it, ask them why not!
Here’s a sampling of the accolades the book is receiving:
5 star review from Marlene Harris at Reading Reality! “…the burning heart – very nearly literally – of The Riverwoman’s Dragon is a witch hunt. So for this entry in the series the author has changed the point of view of the action from Owen Archer to the witch herself, the riverwoman Magda Digby. And what a fascinating story it is! … She’s a wisewoman who might just be a practitioner of real magic. Or might just be an old woman who has experienced a lot, shares the wisdom she has gathered in her long life, and just occasionally dreams that she is a dragon swimming in the river. That this particular question is never really answered feels like an integral part of her mystery. … And in the end, this one still manages to tie itself back into the long-simmering political crisis that is about to rear its ugly head, and to the events of the previous book in the series, A Choir of Crows. I enjoyed this entry in the series for the new insights it brought into a beloved character, its slightly different perspective on Owen Archer’s York, and for the way it echoed entirely too many 21st century crises by reflecting them into a past in which they fit just as well as they do today.” https://www.readingreality.net/2021/11/review-the-riverwomans-dragon-by-candace-robb/
Another 5 star on eyes.2c Reviews! “”Forever I’ve been fascinated by Magda Digby, the Riverwoman, her dedication, her wisdom, her insights… There’s movements within movements at work here. Greed, evil and death stalk the folk of York. A superb blend of mystery, pestilence and mysticism.” http://eyes2creviews.blogspot.com/2021/10/1375-medieval-mystery.html
Publishers Weekly called it “craftily plotted” and says “Robb effortlessly integrates details about the state of medical knowledge at the time through the characters of Magda and Owen’s apothecary wife. This is a highlight in a solid series.” https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-78029-136-9
And Kirkus Reviews acknowledges: “Magda, who’s appeared in many of Owen’s adventures, is the rightful star of this tale of murder, betrayal, and superstition.” https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/candace-robb/the-riverwomans-dragon-an-owen-archer-mystery-13/
I hope to see you Thursday!