New Blog: Sholto

May 29, 2014

I thought I had posted this earlier today, but apparently not. *laughs* Preparation for tour is beginning to eat the world, but my goal is to be packed and ready to go a few days ahead rather than the last minute rush I usually do. (My final pack for tour is pretty much a *Kermit Flail* of epic proportions, trying to avoid that this time.) So here is Sholto’s blog for, A Shiver of Light. This book is so thickly plotted, and there are so many surprises and reveals, that it’s getting harder and harder to find a page-tease that doesn’t give something major away, but I finally found a Sholto scene that walked that fine line. This blog pairs up with June 8, and the event at Printers Row Literary Festival, Chicago Tribune, Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605 my event is 2:30-5:00 PM. See you soon!


21 thoughts on “New Blog: Sholto”

  1. There are so many times that I have thought along the same lines. This passage brings me back to my childhood where I spent many nights crying myself to sleep because of words that were said to me or about me. There are still times today that I still bleed because those wounds never healed.

  2. Each little taste is making me hungrily anticipate the whole book!! I can’t wait!! I have really missed Merry and her men!!

  3. On my iPad, I tried to swipe to the next page before realizing this is just a photo. Aaah! I can’t wait

  4. Ya this page is such a tease! Lol. I’m so excited finally after so long the new book is coming out.

  5. Sholtos speech: Facebook quote of the day. I know that feeling all too well. Sticks and stones may break my bones but words cut you up into tiny little pieces and cause you to die a little bit inside every time you hear the insult telling you you’re not enough: tall enough, pretty enough, smart enough, sexy enough…just…enough. That if I were any of these things my father would have wanted to be a father to me. My ex husband wouldn’t have cheated on me, wouldn’t have raped me. The bullies in school would have left me alone. I’m stronger for the fight but some days I could have done without it. Thank you Mrs. Laurell. Your characters have gotten me through some rough times and taught me how to be strong. Strong isn’t keeping everyone out and standing alone, it’s about letting people in and trusting that they’ll catch you when you fall.

  6. Can not wait for this book to be released! I wish I lived in America so I could meet you at one of your book tours!! Aus is way too far away lol

  7. I can’t wait for this book! Sholto is one of my favourite characters because he is so deep and reflects some of my own struggles in life.

  8. Loved Sholto from the very beginning even with all extra appendages – totally intrigued me 🙂

  9. The insights into the characters’ fears, pain and personalities are amazing and humbling to read. Many people, myself included, do the best they can with the invisible wounds of our loved ones; and I can admit that in certain instances I have taken Merry’s approach to just accepting it for what it is. Being understanding and being there for them. Sometimes the words we say don’t make it through to them, but when they do it is worth more than all the wealth in the world. I’m glad to see Sholto has gotten to the point where he can hear Merry’s words.

  10. I believe truer words have never been spoke. This is something along what I’ve thought for a long time, sometimes the worst things are the things that don’t leave physical wounds, the ones that leave marks on the soul and mind. Because sometimes those never heal fully no matter what is done to help them. It’s quotes like that, that make me feel like Sholto speaks so much to myself.

  11. I just read this page and found the words to be VERY DEEP indeed.
    As an abuse survivor this is the way I feel inside someday’s. People think “hey, you are 53 now, it’s time to get over it”. If they only knew the true depth of words and actions on a child some of them would tape their mouths shut and hands tied behind their backs.

    Thank you for a VERY TRUE description of the way it REALLY feels.

  12. I am listening to A Shiver of Light on the immersion reading…….for the amount of I paid for…’s not worth the amount……there were several other books of this series that had better effects and voice changes. But the book it self is excellent.

  13. I just finished and this book was soooo good, although someone who was one of my favs died… Why LKH Why!!!! Please say there will be way to bring him back. He can’t stay gone… like I said he’s a favorite. Please, Please bring him back!!!!
    P.S. I loved the book.

  14. I just finish, and i cry when one of my favorite die, me too i swear that a magic could make my beautiful king come back to love ans be love… and i swear the next book as this year…please…Thank you to be a wonderful author

  15. He can’t stay that way !!!! Don’t get me wrong I like when book arnt always happy endings . Because let’s face it that is life ! But when you feel there could be more of a storyline to a charecter or that they can evolve you don’t want to see their light forever gone !!! I feel there should be more !!!! This is killing me !! I have waited forever for this next book please please please don’t let him end !!!

  16. Please bring Sholto back! I loved him the most of the me. And to see souch of him revealed and to die?

    Let him beike the hummingbird that grazed your hand on vacation and flutter back to us. 🙂

  17. Please bring Sholto back! I loved him the most of the men and to see so much of him revealed and to die?

    Let him be like the hummingbird that grazed your hand on vacation and flutter back to us. 🙂

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