Writing fantasy? It would be more fun to simply read the latest sparkling fantasy novel from Trudi Canavan, Patrick Rothfuss or Joe Abercrombie. But instead, I wrestle with words, because I believe I am crafting something different, something inspiring; something that must be written.
When it is done, I can’t judge if my book is good, because I wrote it: I stand inside the sculpture; I am the music. So I rely on my readers to evaluate the work and spread the Lifesong by word of mouth.
I sent a review copy of Second Sight to SFbook a while ago and I was really looking forward to Ant’s review, because I knew from his excellent review of The Riddler’s Gift that he could appreciate the deeper visions of the Lifesong. Even so, I was blown away by his five star rave review:
“Greg Hamerton is truly one of those rare breed of storytellers, where you forget the words written on a page and simply find yourself within the story and the characters around you – your friends and enemies.”
“… this is high fantasy at its very best. Quite simply breath-taking …”
He analyses the twisted paths that Ametheus takes, the darker nature of the story and the parallels with Tolkien within fantasy fiction.