Sharon Cramer is an aspiring time-traveler, alien princess, and master painter of Halloween faces. In the meantime, she writes from a dank, dark cave, somewhere in Washington State. She's just released the first in an epic Sci-Fi fantasy series called THE CERULEAN STAR, and has a breakthrough novel, beloved by an amazingly loyal following, called THE EXECUTION. Movie in the works!
When not painting monsters and planning historical ruin and perfectly crushed hearts, Sharon can be found wandering the woods of Eastern Washington, talking to herself. Driven by sleeplessness and a seemingly endless draw to the keyboard (and the occasional extra strong coffee) she is inspired by unorthodox friends and extreme weather. Mother to three sons, a bad cat, and eleven fish (who all have names) she is married to a man who surely has won the Nobel Prize for Extreme Tolerance.
on Sep. 17, 2014 :
Great book! Medieval Action adventure at its best, but have your kleenex ready. I did NOT see that ending coming! I read it in two nights, and hated to see it end. Cramer is one of my new favorite authors, and now I'm starting the sequel, Risen!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on June 02, 2014 :
I am one of those readers who downloads everything I can get my hands on and sometimes you get a hit, sometimes a miss. This was a home run. Sometimes when I am done reading a book, I've forgotten it before I read the last word. This one was so riveting that it has stayed with me long past the last page.
When telling my friends about this book, I sum it up by saying that it's a story about a priest in the 14th century who issues last rites to prisoners due to be executed. One night he goes to deliver them to a mercenary who turns out to be his twin brother, which neither knew existed. They spend the night telling each other the incredible stories of their lives that have brought each of them to that very moment. Their tales are captivating, moving, heartfelt and gripping. You feel like you know how it will end, but there is such a special twist that you won't see coming.
It can be read as a stand alone, but when I found out that there was a sequel, I was elated. This is an exceptional read!
(review of free book)