A viral Graynelore Author StephenMoore is a Ebook Stephen Moore is the author of the fantasy novel GRAYNELORE Published by HarperVoyager Paperback and Ebook A published author s
A viral Graynelore Author StephenMoore is a Ebook Stephen Moore is the author of the fantasy novel, GRAYNELORE Published by HarperVoyager Paperback and Ebook A published author since 1996 I ve also written several well received fantasy books for older children middle grade and young adult readers Including, among others, TOOTH AND CLAW, SPILLING THE MAGIC and FAY Published by Crossroad Press Along the way, I ve had books translated into Italian, Hebrew and Russian Though, to date, I ve never set eyes on the Russian translation Truthfully, I d rather be writing books than writing about myself I live in the North of England A beautiful land I never tire of exploring full of ancient Roman history, medieval castles and remnants of the infamous Border Reivers Long ago, before I discovered the magic of storytelling, I was an exhibition designer I have fond memories of working in the strange world of museums Sometimes I can still be found in auction houses pawing over old relics I ve shared my home with a number of the animals that frequent my books, if not the flying pigs I love art and books, old and new I m into rock music, movies, theatre and RPG video games But mostly I like to write, where I get to create my own worlds If I had to name my favourite book of all time it would be, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stephenson The first book to inspire me as a child Maybe, my own books are OK too My Facebook Page is facebook stephenmoorefantasyaMy author page is author stephenoreMy Blog author show. Rogrig Wishard is a killer, a liar and a thief.Rogrig is the last person the fey would turn to for help But they know something he doesn t.In a world without government or law, where a man s loyalty is to his family and faerie tales are strictly for children, Rogrig is not happy to discover that he s carrying faerie blood Especially when he starts to see them wherever heRogrig Wishard is a killer, a liar and a thief.Rogrig is the last person the fey would turn to for help But they know something he doesn t.In a world without government or law, where a man s loyalty is to his family and faerie tales are strictly for children, Rogrig is not happy to discover that he s carrying faerie blood Especially when he starts to see them wherever he goes.To get his life back, he s going to have to journey further from home than he s ever been before and find out what the fey could possibly want from him But that s easier said than done when the punishment for abandoning your family is death.. The best Book Graynelore I don't like abandoning books, especially books I've accepted from Netgalley (because this was received free from the publisher through Netgalley for review, thank you to them). But after fighting the prose to about 15%, I decided to cut my losses and move on to one of the others.I did not enjoy Graynelore. But I have to give it credit for helping me pin down exactly why I don't like it and similar books. See, there are rules of writing and spelling and syntax. The rules exist for a reason. They have evolved in order to make it more certain that what one person says or writes will be understood by someone hearing or reading it. Disregarding the rules increase the chances that that pretty shiny thought gleaming in your brain will not transfer as you want it to be into someone else's brain.That being said, good writers disregard rules all the time, all over the place. It's fun, and can be fun to read… so … what's the difference between those books that break the rules in a good way and these books that break the rules in such a way that I want to hire a skywriter to blazon "Strunk & White" from here to the horizon? (In other words, why do I complain about some and not others?) It was while reading another of this book's pages filled with sentence fragments and missing commas and misplaced modifiers that the answer came up, looked over my shoulder at the Kindle, and shook its head in despair: I have to be able to see the point to breaking the rules. Whether or not the author had a point is irrelevant if I can't perceive it. Using sentence fragments and eccentric punctuation can be a stylistic choice (though I doubt that misplaced modifiers ever are, are they?), but it needs to be clear that that's the case, and that it's all not … well, bad writing.I think part of the object of the tone and choices in vocabulary were to make it sound … antique. Tales of old. Unfortunately, a good many words made me picture Inigo Montoya looking down at the author with his brow furrowed in puzzlement. "You keep using such words…"Once someone asked me what I thought of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, and what I came up with was "dense and chewy". I don't know if I can define that without throwing an encyclopedia's worth of words at it, but for me it's the perfect description. And the adjectives that came to mind almost immediately reading this were "thick and soupy". It has a beautiful cover and an intriguing synopsis, but by 15% I should have had a clear idea of what the story was shaping up to be. I have no idea. And I just couldn't settle into the writing in order to find out. Two stars for what I read because I have actually, sadly, read worse, but … I use the highlight feature on my Kindle to mark text and make notes, either as criticism or out of appreciation. If I highlight a lot of a book it's a sign that either I loved it or it was driving me crazy. I highlighted a large percentage of the small percentage I read of Graynelore. ETA: I don't know what just made me check, but ... there are two five-star reviews of this book. One is by someone with 8 ratings and one review; all eight five-star ratings are for books by Stephen Moore, author of Graynelore. The other is by someone with 16 ratings and four reviews; all of this person's five-star ratings are for books by Stephen Moore. Neither of these Goodreads users has a profile photo, despite having both joined in April & May 2014. One has no friends; the other has one. I could be wrong, but I don't think I am: I smell sockpuppets. And I call bullshit. And there is no reason on earth to cut this book any slack at all.