Friday, 6 September 2013

Martha Wells: The Siren Depths Review + Author Interview!

Title:  The Siren Depths (The Books of the Raksura #3)
Rating: 5 Roses
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Ages: 13 and up

     As the Raksura of the Indigo Cloud Court try to settle into their new home, emotions are running high and everyone is trying to find exactly where they fit, no one more than Moon the "solitary" consort. This is the longest he's stayed in one place and even though he wants to feel at home, he isn't comfortable being the precious commodity consorts are seen as. On top of that he and Jade have yet to clutch and thoughts of infertility plague him at every turn. 

These problems aren't anything compared to what is coming. A trial that will reveal Moon's past and challenge not only him but everyone involved, culminating an epic conclusion that could change everything forever.

So yes, I'm spazzing out!! This review is sooo long overdue but never you mind I am doing it now. So you guys know how I feel about this particular series [FYI: I LOVE IT!!!]. This final book in the trilogy did not disappoint. The imagery was there, the drama was there, the adventure was there and that tiny bit of romance that doesn't detract too much from the main parts of the story.

So I'm not going to be handing any spoiler titbits to you guys I however  will direct you to read my two previous reviews of  The Cloud Roads and The Serpant Sea which are one and two respectively in this series. So yes like I was saying it is definitely something you should try reading if you are into High Fantasy, excellent world building, and adventure!

Okay now for the goodies, for those of you who are fans and those of you who have been wanting a little bit is a little interview with the talented Martha Wells!

Martha Wells

BR:What inspired you to write the books of the  Raksura series?

 MW: I wanted to do something different than the more conventional fantasy I had been writing.  I wanted to see how far I could push my imagination, and I also wanted to work with characters who could travel long distances, so I could explore more the world in a single book.

BR: Is the Siren Depths the last instalment or will we be seeing more of Moon, Jade and the 

 MW:As of now, I'm doing four short ebook-only novellas for the publisher, though I'm not sure when they're coming out yet.  At least two will be stories set after The Siren Depths, and the other two may be stories about Moon before he came to Indigo Cloud.

BR: When is your next book coming out (whether it is one about the Raksura or otherwise?)

 MW: I have a Star Wars novel coming out September 24 called Razor's Edge, which is part of their new Empire and Rebellion series.  Then I have a young adult fantasy, Emilie and the Sky World coming out in March 2014.  It's a sequel to Emilie and the Hollow World which came out this past April.

BR: Are there other books set in the same universe as the Racksura?

 MW: So far it's just The Cloud Roads, The Serpent Sea, and The Siren Depths.

 BR: Is there any thing else you would like fans and readers to know?

MWJust that my web site is at  and I have some free short stories and other fun things there.
  MW: Thanks for interviewing me!

BR: Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions!

Martha Wells is the author of fourteen fantasy novels, including Wheel of the Infinite, City of Bones, The Element of Fire, and the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer. Her most recent fantasy novels are The Cloud Roads (Night Shade Books, March 2011), The Serpent Sea (Night Shade Books, January 2012), and The Siren Depths, (Night Shade Books, December 2012). Her YA fantasy, Emilie and the Hollow World, will be published by Strange Chemistry Books in April 2013, and her Star Wars novel will be published in October 2013.

She has also written a fantasy trilogy: The Wizard Hunters, The Ships of Air, and The Gate of Gods, all currently out in paperback from HarperCollins Eos. She has had short stories in the magazines Black Gate, Realms of Fantasy, Lone Star Stories, and Stargate Magazine, and in the Tsunami Relief anthology Elemental. She has essays in the nonfiction anthologies Farscape Forever, Mapping the World of Harry Potter, and Chicks Unravel Time. She has also written two media-tie-in novels, Stargate Atlantis: Reliquary and Stargate Atlantis: Entanglement. Her books have been published in eight languages, including French, Spanish, German, Russian, and Dutch.

If you would like to see more of Martha Wells' work or purchase any of her titles please use these links below:

Monday, 2 September 2013

Personal Blog: Time Management

FYI: The following is a ramble and may be hard to follow :)

   You know there is always that one person, in your class, in your family or at your work who never seems to have it all together.... In my life I am that person. I'm so bad at managing my time it isn't even funny. Some days I'm in such a hurry to leave home I forget everything I was meant to bring with me. If you are a follower of my blog you know that I am a University student, I used to study Linguistics....yeah that wasn't really what I wanted and I recently got the chance to change my major to Literatures in English!

So anyway back to time management. My blog here at Bajan Rosa Books has been left to fend for itself for quite a while. My review requests have piled up and now I have to unfortunately delay them some more because I can't read all of them at once. This brings me to the dilemma I have spent my life filling up my time with lots and lots of tasks.  When I begin I am super excited and pumped to start.....however there are times when all the stuff I've set for my self to do get too overwhelming and I am forced to waylay a project.

Sometimes I forget about it completely. Yes this blog almost came to the same fate of being another of my forgotten projects. However, I have decided that it will not come to that. I loved blogging a lot until it became something I had to do.....Book tours and all that jazz....It became a little too much and I just signed out one day and that was that.

So now I'm back and I can't promise you that I will post everyday, but I will post as regularly as I can!!! I have to do some site maintenance, I have to update my reading list and I have to make my presence known to the internet!!! So that's that I hope to hear from you all soon!

Xxx Rosa
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