Susan Skylark

Biography

Once upon a time there was a sensible young lady who pursued a practical career, but finding it far less fulfilling than the proponents of the modern fairytale promulgate, she then married a clergyman, much to everyone’s astonishment, including her own, and in proper fairytale fashion keeps house for the mysterious gentleman in a far away land, spending most of her time in company with a very short, whimsical person who can almost speak English. She enjoys fantasy, fairy tales, and adventure stories and her writing reflects this quaint affectation. She considers Happy Endings (more or less) a requisite to good literature and sanity, though real stories never, truly end.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I have always loved stories and have been reading them or imagining my own for as long as I can remember, but in the pre-computer days I wrote very little as it was a tedious and time consuming process (of course that was in elementary school), but once I hit junior high and discovered computers, I began to write much more often and have been doing so ever since, at least when I get the time.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My sister has tried to get a book published for years, she actually has a deal with a major publisher, but so far no book. I have all these stories I want to tell and it seemed the best route to get them out there, whether anyone reads them or not is another matter but it is fun seeing your words in print.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Susan Skylark online

Series

Chronicles of the Brethren
What if the Myth were real and everything else mattered not? What if your very soul hung in the balance? Enter a land where the Myth is real, but many have forgotten or scorn the Truth and those who fight to uphold it. The adventure is about to begin, for even those who fight for justice are about to rediscover why.
In Shadow
How can there be secrets in a place renowned for Truth? Things are not always as they seem; sometimes they are far stranger: a mysterious book of tales few can read, unexplained comings and goings, secrets that must be kept at any cost. Follow the journey of one who suddenly finds himself thrust into an adventure he is not even sure he believes in. A series within The Chronicles of the Brethren series, it is recommended that you read 'The Serpent and the Unicorn,' first, but you can still enjoy these books on their own too.
To Shadow Bound
Price: $1.99 USD.
Shadows Fall
Price: $1.99 USD.
Captain of Shadow
Price: $1.99 USD.
Lady of Shadow
Price: $1.99 USD.
Legends of Shadow
Price: $1.99 USD.
The Greylands
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Hamlet, William Shakespeare A land of shadows, of mystery, of obfuscated Truth. Welcome to the Greylands, that strange world, within the bounds of Time, peopled by mortal men. We cannot see truly, only as through a glass, darkly. Discover a collection of stories inspired by such imaginings
A Book of Ellipses and Tea
In a world where the Standards are not just everything but rather are the Only Thing, nothing very interesting can happen. But then this isn't that sort of world, at least if you know where and how to look, but it is a very proper world, at least when it comes to good literature and tea, so grab a cozy chair, your favorite beverage, and enjoy the read!
The Foibles
If you are looking for a serious tale with a redeeming moral, find another book. This is a foible, not a fable, thus it has no intrinsic value whatsoever, save to make you smile. These stories should be used with caution, not taken internally, and avoided by those who have a congenital lack of humor, who take themselves and the world too seriously, and those looking for something serious to read. So take a detour through the fickle world of Foible, where a sense of humor is your only weapon against incomprehension. These stories are a silly (and hopefully entertaining) romp through the land of Faerie, poking fun at everything you love about fairy tales, geek culture, and very possibly things that have very little to do with either.

Books

Shadow Business
Series: In Shadow, Book 8 · Chronicles of the Brethren. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 104,950. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Jace is at it again, no not destroying the world, that's a whole other book, but rather introducing the next generation of Shadows to his usual impish mayhem! Filled with his usual incomprehensible humor, zany antics, and impossible adventures, delve in if you dare! Don't forget your smile and sense of humor, but any Philosophers in the audience are strongly cautioned.
The Greylands: Volume IX
Series: The Greylands. Price: Free! Words: 392,870. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Hamlet, William Shakespeare A land of shadows, of mystery, of obfuscated Truth. Welcome to the Greylands, that strange world, within the bounds of Time, peopled by mortal men. We cannot see truly, only as through a glass, darkly. Discover a collection of stories inspired by such imaginings.
The Complete Book of Ellipses and Tea
Series: A Book of Ellipses and Tea. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 344,480. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fairy tales
The Standard Three Volume Novel is here at last, along with a special cross over novel from the 'In Shadow' series, so pull up your ugliest chair, grab your favorite cup, and enjoy a ridiculous romp with Miss Iris, Great Aunt Mildred, and even Jace. You never know what will happen or who you'll meet, but it will certainly be interesting! Tea not included, but feel free to brew your own.
Tea's...Company
Series: A Book of Ellipses and Tea. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 100,890. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fairy tales
As certain as Death and Taxes, the third volume is upon us, and must be endured as all else, but at least this one will make you smile as you go insane, just ask Uncle Max! All your favorite characters are back, along with a few more Uncles and more parties than are recommended for health or sanity, but what else is a biped to do?
Shadow of a Doubt
Series: Chronicles of the Brethren · In Shadow, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 113,470. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
As a new generation of Shadows comes of age, some things never change, most especially Jace. Join the world's most astonishing hero, and a few new friends, as they discover not only what it means to be Shadow, but more importantly, human.
The Greylands: Volume VIII
Series: The Greylands. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 107,340. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Hamlet, William Shakespeare A land of shadows, of mystery, of obfuscated Truth. Welcome to the Greylands, that strange world, within the bounds of Time, peopled by mortal men. We cannot see truly, only as through a glass, darkly. Discover a collection of stories inspired by such imaginings.
Tea for Two...Hundred
Series: A Book of Ellipses and Tea. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 97,980. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fairy tales
Here we go again, good thing there's plenty of tea involved or this might be considered scandalously ridiculous, but then anything this much fun usually is, tea or not. Join Miss Iris as she happens upon more outrageous adventures and meet a whole clan of new friends, but be careful, they bite! Good thing there's always an Aunt handy or things might get truly out of hand.
Of Tea...and Things
Series: A Book of Ellipses and Tea. Price: Free! Words: 98,650. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fairy tales
Everyone knows there are things and then there are Things, but happily Tea is nowhere near so complicated, so grab a cup and join Miss Iris as she ponders the impossible, the improbable, and the downright improper, at least for a Lady who tries to abide by the Standards. But what does one do when the Proper Thing is impossible?
Legends of Shadow
Series: Chronicles of the Brethren · In Shadow. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 102,160. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Snippets from a time-traveling library? Just another day in the life of a Shadow! Join a few old friends, and make a few new ones, on a rollicking adventure through time wherein you might encounter just about anything from zombies to the world's most exciting retirement party, but as ever, nothing is more peculiar than Jace himself! Enjoy a collection of short stories from the 'In Shadow' series.
The Last Shadow
Series: Chronicles of the Brethren · In Shadow, Book 9. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 74,020. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
He’s finally done it, the only wonder is how the world's survived his antics this long. Jace, the imprecisely named Last Shadow, finally blows up the world. Perhaps it is not wholly his fault, but that’s never stopped him from claiming credit for such feats before. Join Jace and a few old friends for a last romp through the world’s twilight years; the Apocalypse has never been this much fun!
Lady of Shadow
Series: Chronicles of the Brethren · In Shadow, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 111,600. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
Confounding the Lady of Astoria is what the Captain of the Shadow does best, at least until he meets his match: a Lady with a secret of her own. Can these two enigmatical leaders come to a mutual understanding of one another and their peculiar roles and work together against an ancient foe? And perhaps more importantly: who will keep Jace out of trouble?
The Greylands: Volume VII
Series: The Greylands. Price: Free! Words: 118,510. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Hamlet, William Shakespeare A land of shadows, of mystery, of obfuscated Truth. Welcome to the Greylands, that strange world, within the bounds of Time, peopled by mortal men. We cannot see truly, only as through a glass, darkly. Discover a collection of stories inspired by such imaginings.
The Foibles: A Collection
Series: The Foibles. Price: Free! Words: 57,050. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
If you are looking for a serious tale with a redeeming moral, find another book. This is a foible, not a fable, thus it has no intrinsic value whatsoever, so take a detour through the fickle world of Foible, where a sense of humor is your only weapon against incomprehension. These stories are a silly romp through the land of Faerie, poking fun at themselves and just about everything else.
The Other Brother: A Chronicles of the Brethren Boxed Set
Series: Chronicles of the Brethren. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 580,660. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
Three separate books, one great story! Now gathered in one volume, find three disparate works from the 'Chronicles of the Brethren' series. Whether you are curious as to how it all began or looking for the backstory of a certain favorite character, this just may be the place to find it; three independent tales from the world of the Brethren.
On Sleeping Beauties: A Foible
Series: The Foibles. Price: Free! Words: 39,910. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Just when you thought you knew everything about a certain fairy tale, here comes a take on the story fit to baffle even renowned scholars in the genre, along with most everyone else. Take another jaunt into the land of Foible where most anything can happen, and often does, but be warned, this tale should not be read by those who take themselves, or their literature, too seriously.
Captain of Shadow
Series: Chronicles of the Brethren · In Shadow, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 111,580. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
What does it cost to be the most powerful man in the world? Is it worth the price? Could you stand to lose everything to attain something you hardly understand? Discover what it truly means to be Captain of the Shadow.
The Sampler Platter: A Little Bit of Everything
Price: Free! Words: 638,940. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
This disparate gathering of books and stories has as little in common as the varied contents of a ‘sampler platter’ of appetizers at a restaurant and serves the same purpose: if you don’t know what exactly you are hungry for, at least in a literary sense, why not try a little of everything? If you are a lover of fairy tales, why not give it a try? It is even low cal!
In Shadow: The Complete Series
Series: Chronicles of the Brethren · In Shadow. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 902,740. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
How can there be secrets in a place renowned for Truth? Things are not always as they seem; sometimes they are far stranger: a mysterious book of tales few can read, unexplained comings and goings, secrets that must be kept at any cost. Follow the journey of one who suddenly finds himself thrust into an adventure he is not even sure he believes in. The entire 'In Shadow' series in one volume!
Shadows Fall
Series: Chronicles of the Brethren · In Shadow, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 117,380. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
Discover a monster in the woods, a Kingdom stalked by shadows and nightmares, and that owning a magical sword might not be so wonderful after all, in this third volume of the 'In Shadow' series, a series within the 'Chronicles of the Brethren.' Start with 'Shadow of the Unicorn' and then read 'To Shadow Bound,' to get the most out of this series.
To Shadow Bound
Series: Chronicles of the Brethren · In Shadow, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 125,860. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
(4.00 from 1 review)
Mysterious comings and goings, life and death, all part of the daily routine for a Shadow, but can faith endure when all seems lost? When you are stripped of everything that you once cherished, what then is left? In the face of great evil and in the midst of impenetrable night does hope remain? Is there yet light in the darkness, hope in despair?
Shadow of the Unicorn
Series: In Shadow, Book 1 · Chronicles of the Brethren. Price: Free! Words: 148,740. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
How can there be secrets in a place renowned for Truth? Things are not always as they seem; sometimes they are far stranger: a mysterious book of tales few can read, unexplained comings and goings, secrets that must be kept at any cost. Follow the journey of one who suddenly finds himself thrust into an adventure he is not even sure he believes in.
The Greylands: Volume VI
Series: The Greylands. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 117,140. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Hamlet, William Shakespeare A land of shadows, of mystery, of obfuscated Truth. Welcome to the Greylands, that strange world, within the bounds of Time, peopled by mortal men. We cannot see truly, only as through a glass, darkly. Discover a collection of stories inspired by such imaginings.
Over the Hills and Far Away
Price: Free! Words: 103,830. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Fairy tales, like music and poetry, are a language known to every soul no matter the culture, time, or place. Travel 'over the hills and faraway,' with these varied tales of Faerie and for a little while reclaim the wonder and joy peculiar to a childlike heart.
The Greylands: The Complete Series
Series: The Greylands. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 683,720. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Hamlet, William Shakespeare A land of shadows, of mystery, of obfuscated Truth. Welcome to the Greylands, that strange world, within the bounds of Time, peopled by mortal men. We cannot see truly, only as through a glass, darkly. Discover a collection of stories inspired by such imaginings.
The Serpent and the Unicorn: The Complete Series
Series: Chronicles of the Brethren. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 401,300. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
(4.00 from 1 review)
What if the Myth were real and everything else mattered not? What if your very soul hung in the balance? Enter a land where the Myth is real, but many have forgotten or scorn the Truth and those who fight to uphold it. The adventure is about to begin, for even those who fight for justice are about to rediscover why. Completely revised and updated, the entire series is now available in one volume.
On Heroes: A Foible
Series: The Foibles. Price: Free! Words: 33,820. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
This story should be used with caution, not taken internally, and avoided by those who have a congenital lack of humor, who take themselves and the world too seriously, and those looking for something serious to read. This little saga pokes fun at bureaucracy, paperwork, heroes, and the latest fad in looming environmental crises. Find out how to save the world in six easy lessons, or not.
The Greylands: Volume V
Series: The Greylands. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 102,170. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Hamlet, William Shakespeare A land of shadows, of mystery, of obfuscated Truth. Welcome to the Greylands, that strange world, within the bounds of Time, peopled by mortal men. We cannot see truly, only as through a glass, darkly. Discover a collection of stories inspired by such imaginings.
The Greylands: Volume IV
Series: The Greylands. Price: Free! Words: 91,610. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Hamlet, William Shakespeare A land of shadows, of mystery, of obfuscated Truth. Welcome to the Greylands, that strange world, within the bounds of Time, peopled by mortal men. We cannot see truly, only as through a glass, darkly. Discover a collection of stories inspired by such imaginings.
On Princesses: A Foible
Series: The Foibles. Price: Free! Words: 38,970. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Yes, the world needs another fairytale, just like your grandmother needs a Dwarf Grunge Band. Of course this is not just another fairy tale, it is a completely irreverent celebration of geeks, fairy goth-mothers, small annoying dogs, and yes, princesses. This is a foible, not a fable, thus it has no redeeming value whatsoever. Enjoy!
The Greylands: Volume III
Series: The Greylands. Price: Free! Words: 108,640. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Hamlet, William Shakespeare A land of shadows, of mystery, of obfuscated Truth. Welcome to the Greylands, that strange world, within the bounds of Time, peopled by mortal men. We cannot see truly, only as through a glass, darkly. Discover a collection of stories inspired by such imaginings.
The Greylands: Volume II
Series: The Greylands. Price: Free! Words: 114,880. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Hamlet, William Shakespeare A land of shadows, of mystery, of obfuscated Truth. Welcome to the Greylands, that strange world, within the bounds of Time, peopled by mortal men. We cannot see truly, only as through a glass, darkly. Discover a collection of stories inspired by such imaginings.
The Greylands: Volume I
Series: The Greylands. Price: Free! Words: 111,290. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Hamlet, William Shakespeare A land of shadows, of mystery, of obfuscated Truth. Welcome to the Greylands, that strange world, within the bounds of Time, peopled by mortal men. We cannot see truly, only as through a glass, darkly. Discover a collection of stories inspired by such imaginings.
Legends of the Brethren: The Complete Series
Series: Chronicles of the Brethren. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 286,320. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
From the wild woods of the north and across the central plains they come. Over treacherous mountains and stormy seas, across all the expanse of time and history they have been gathered. Herein are found many a tale of things great and small, of sorrow and triumph, of life, death, and things beyond either, Laughter and tears, hope and despair, are found in the tales that follow.
Legends of the Brethren: The Sampler
Series: Chronicles of the Brethren. Price: Free! Words: 124,840. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
From the wild woods of the north and across the central plains they come. Over treacherous mountains and stormy seas, across all the expanse of time and history they have been gathered. Herein are found many a tale of things great and small, of sorrow and triumph, of life, death, and things beyond either, Laughter and tears, hope and despair, are found in the tales that follow.
Thus It Began
Series: Chronicles of the Brethren. Price: Free! Words: 202,900. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
Time and forgetfulness have fogged the memories of men, but some stories are too great to be forgotten. Discover how it all began. A young girl is given an impossible task while the world she once knew is gone forever. No one knows what will emerge from the wreckage. How will civilization survive, especially when the dark forces that encouraged its fall are not content with mere ruin?
A Song of Lesser Days
Series: Chronicles of the Brethren. Price: Free! Words: 194,000. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
The world is laid waste through centuries of war and plague. The world has not known such desolation since the Beginning. Nation has risen against nation until none now can stand and some have vanished forever. Even Astoria has fallen and the Brethren are scattered in a quickly darkening and ever more dangerous world. Yet there is hope, though it be only flickering candle on the edge of night.
Once a Thief
Series: Chronicles of the Brethren. Price: Free! Words: 237,000. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
(3.00 from 1 review)
Where do legends come from? Before all the grand adventures and dire tragedies that shook the world to its core, there was a young boy named Tristan whom the cruel hand of fate had left all alone in an indifferent and pitiless world. It is a journey from boyhood to manhood, from obscurity to purpose. Meet the boy who became a legend and discover where the adventure began.
The Serpent and the Unicorn: Book IV and V
Series: Chronicles of the Brethren. Price: Free! Words: 177,760. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
The armed conflict is over and the world anticipates a time of peace and prosperity, but a war of a different sort is looming, one for the heart and soul of humanity. Since time began, the Brethren have been the guardians of Knowledge and Truth, but their ancient stewardship is about to be challenged by those who seek Reason at any cost. Who will decide how the world puts itself back together?
The Serpent and the Unicorn: Book III
Series: Chronicles of the Brethren. Price: Free! Words: 118,960. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
An old foe and an ancient enemy join forces to conquer the known world. The Brethren are forced to confront the mostly contented and oblivious nations and prepare them for a war that might destroy everything. Even if the nations can unite, a much greater evil has yet to reveal itself and this may mean defeat in the very hour of victory unless a mission of dire secrecy is successful.
The Serpent and the Unicorn: Book I and II
Series: Chronicles of the Brethren. Price: Free! Words: 175,620. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
What if the Myth were real and everything else mattered not? What if your very soul hung in the balance? Enter a land where the Myth is real, but many have forgotten or scorn the Truth and those who fight to uphold it. The adventure is about to begin, for even those who fight for justice are about to rediscover why.

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Susan Skylark's favorite authors on Smashwords

Smashwords book reviews by Susan Skylark

  • Ardinéa on March 18, 2013

    Beautiful, lyrical, intriguing. A charming escape into Fairyland with a curious twist on elf-lore. For the most part, the Christian undertone is a lovely background to the story, except for one small incident near the middle where the main character forgets for a time that she is not a street evangelist; it was quite jarring and nearly made me drop the book in dismay, for it did not fit the character or the story at all, but the story quickly found its footing and finished well. It has been years since a book kept me reading after bedtime, this story certainly kept me up late! Highly recommended.
  • A Man of Few Words on March 15, 2014

    An amusing and fairly accurate look into the mind of Mr. Darcy. If you love Pride and Prejudice, you should find this a good read.