2015 update: I wrote this day after I finished Broken Blade and it’s hardly worth porting over, but there it is.
I’m done with the first book in the Chronicles of Aral Kingslayer and it’s left me completely wrung and kind of empty feeling. Not my normal pattern with a book. My head feels like there’s been a fire inside that just burned the whole thing hollow.
(Originally published on the Wyrdsmiths blog October 20 2010, and original comments may be found there (much more there in comments than here). Reposted and reedited as part of the reblogging project)