Saturday, July 11, 2009

A Word Weaver

By Keith Fisher

When I was asked to review Bron Bahlmann’s new book, Bone Warriers, It was still an ARC and hadn’t been released yet. Because of life changes and commitments, It kept being put back. I never knew what I was missing.

Finally, I picked up the book and began to read. Two paragraphs into the first chapter, I became aware that Bron Bahlmann was no ordinary kid writer. I had to read his sentences out loud because of the mastery of his writing.

Bron is a word weaver. He takes sentences and braids them into other sentences without the aid of a conjunction. And the words he uses conjure images in the mind, leaving the reader feeling like he/she has taken a journey.

I like this book and I like reading it. The author has a long career ahead of him. I’m glad he writes fantasy because I would have to stop writing. My mediocre talent is no match for his. When I grow up I want to be like Bron. I want to be a word weaver.

Bone Warriors is YA, but its a must read for everyone. You can find information about the book and Bron here. You can find the book at Amazon and fine bookstores everywhere.

Good luck with your writing---see you next week.


Anonymous said...

This is one of the best reviews I've ever read. I betcha Bron is THRILLED with such wonderful, wonderful thoughts on his writing prowess. =]
I'm going to have to read it, for sure!!

* said...

No kidding. This book isn't even on my radar but is now!! I'm a YA Librarian by profession, but taking time off to be a full-time mom and aspiring writer right now. Thanks for the heads up!

Tristi Pinkston said...

I really enjoyed this book as well.

Shirley Bahlmann said...

Yay-ah! (How do you spell that, anyway? That 2-syllable, punchy "yea-ah" sound when something great happens?)
Keith, I love your "Word Weaver" description! Bron is thrilled. It's just not cool to show too much emotions, so he's a man of few words, who needs to remember to take his sunglasses off at book signings!
THanks, Keith. Well done!