Thank you! Felix Cassius Tiberius Carmer III and Grit nee Grettifrida Lonewing , still reeling from their first adventure together, are traveling leisurely southward when they crash into Bell Daisimer, daredevil balloonist. While the glamorous milieu is sadly underutilized and, despite a plethora of airships, the mechanical marvels are less than dazzling, Horwitz deftly grounds and expands her fictional world, diving deep into political intrigues among various faerie factions.
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The protagonists also gain depth and maturity: Carmer remains clever, kind, and conscientious, but he sheds some of his diffident awkwardness; Grit, although still rude and self-centered, begins to accept her responsibilities. Their antagonists are ruthless but, true to their own code, are hardly cartoon villains. Improbabilities notwithstanding, anyone who enjoyed the first book will be delighted by this suspenseful series entry.
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- Carmer and Grit, Book Two: The Crooked Castle.
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Log In. Toggle navigation MENU. Sounds like a blast! What was the experience of writing a sequel like for you? Was it different from writing your first book? Were there ways in which it was easier? But second books are also harder. There are new expectations from your publisher, your readers, and yourself. This was the first book I ever wrote with a deadline from a publisher, and I definitely felt the pressure of that working experience!
You do a lot of great world-building in your books.
Do you have any tips or insights for writers working on vividly, thoroughly building worlds of their own? So much sexier!
It helps, of course, to build a story world that lends itself well to vivid imagery and lots of sensory details to begin with. Do you have authors who are favorite world-builders? Or is there a fictional world that is your favorite? The real world is full of them! I also enjoy that it would be possible to lead a fairly uneventful life within the Harry Potter world, if one was so inclined.
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- Carmer and Grit, Book Two: The Crooked Castle - Workman Publishing.
- Resolution to Kill (Tallis Book 4).
- New House.
Sign me up. In addition to the magic and all the fantastical elements, your work contains real-world technology and inventions.
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Do you do any research for that? How is writing from research different for you than writing fully from your imagination? Does one appeal to you more than the other? Anyone who knows me is aware that I know absolutely nothing about math or science — so naturally, I created a main character who is not only great at those things, but wants to be an inventor!