I can’t believe I missed this! In the piece entitled “Fantasy Book Critic’s 2007 review/2008 preview: a writer’s perspective”, Robert Thompson reports that L.E. Modesitt Jr. recommends my book (loud squeal of excitement). Here’s the section in question.
L.E. Modesitt Jr.WHO: Highly prolific science fiction and fantasy author of several series including The Saga of Recluse and the Corean Chronicles.
2007 FAVORITES:1) “The Princes of the Golden Cage” by Nathalie Mallet. “Of the more than thirty books I've read in the field this year, only one that I'd recommend was actually published in 2007 and that was the debut novel by Nathalie Mallet.”
ON THE HORIZON: Mr. Modesitt Jr. has three books scheduled for 2008 hardcover release including “Viewpoints Critical: Selected Stories” (March 18, 2008), “Mage-Guard of Hamor” (July 2008-a Recluse novel), and “The Lord-Protector’s Daughter” (December 2008-a Corean Chronicles short novel). Will also be appearing at the Virginia Festival of the Book (March-Charlottesville), CONduit (Salt Lake City-Memorial Day Weekend), WorldCON (Denver), and the World Fantasy Convention (November-Calgary).
2008 BOOKS:1) “Mad Kestrel” by Misty Massey (March 4, 2008)