Interview with Callie Bates

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Interview with Callie Bates

Interview with Callie Bates

Today I am very excited to be speaking with debut fantasy author Callie Bates! Callie’s novel The Waking Land has only just been released but has already received praise from some of the industry’s biggest names in fantasy. Terry Brooks called Callie “clearly a writer of real talent” and Tamora Pierce said that her novel is “a heartbreaking, enchanting, edge-of-the-seat read that held me captive from start to finish!” Other admirers of Callie’s novel include Robin Hobb, Charlaine Harris, and Scott Sigler. A warm welcome Callie, thank you for being here 🙂 It’s a pleasure! Thank you so much for

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Book Review of “The Waking Land” by Callie Bates

Book Review of “The Waking Land” by Callie Bates

A promising debut from a new voice in fantasy. Synopsis from Goodreads: Lady Elanna Valtai is fiercely devoted to the King who raised her like a daughter. But when he dies under mysterious circumstances, Elanna is accused of his murder and must flee for her life. Returning to the homeland of magical legends she has forsaken, Elanna is forced to reckon with her despised, estranged father, branded a traitor long ago. Feeling a strange, deep connection to the natural world, she also must face the truth about the forces she has always denied or disdained as superstition – powers that

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