A suggestion rather than an order, utor lectio means; enjoy reading. Could make a great motto for this site.
And since I have referenced a certain bookshop in a certain alley, I’m still trying to work out, having been asked by a young reader, what books Ron and Hermione might like to read for pleasure. I have posted my own suggestions here and await those of others. Feel free to contribute on this very blog. You see, us authors strive to be that storyteller sitting in an armchair on that cold Winter’s evening, inviting people to take a pew and listen to their tale. And if, as a reader, your lucky enough to have the sort of imagination that allows you to escape, all you need is the fuel that powers the engine. There are lots of books that can do that, but few that can do it really well. And we all know that when you do find a book that lights up your imagination like a runaway bonfire, you never really want it to end. Sometimes you want to stay in that magical world the author has created because it’s nicer, or funnier, or just loads more fun than the one you really live in. Nothing wrong with that. It’s what stories were made for. And guess what? When you get to create such a story, it’s the most fun anyone can ever have. Now, I can’t promise you a ride on a broomstick, or trees that can walk, but I can promise you a story you’ll be thinking about long after the last page has been turned. Oz Chambers, the boy The Obsidian Pebble is about, is a lot like you and me. He likes stories too. The difference is, he lives in one. Am I jealous, you bet I am.
Oh, and did I tell you that there are 5 books in the Artefact series?
But let’s just start at the beginning with the Obsidian Pebble. It’s taken quite a few years to write because it kept changing, wriggling away until it took the right sort of shape. And the good news is that it’s now out there and available soon as a paperback.
So, you know what to do. Utor lectio!