A week ago this past Tuesday I bought the book, Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia, by Cindy Pon. I was thrilled to buy it because I know Cindy Pon from the "No News is No News Purgatory Thread" on the Absolute Write message board I mentioned in previous posts. I and others were able to follow her through the process from pursuing an agent to publication. It was a fascinating journey and one I was fortunate to watch.
I started reading the book this past week and (I know I’m biased), but it's a captivating read with an intriguing story, lively characters, and wonderfully descriptive writing. The book has been well received by critics. I look forward to finishing it and to further books by Cindy.