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Memoir of Exalted Deeds

If you have been waiting for Bill Zebub’s memoir about THE GRIMOIRE OF EXALTED DEEDS, his radio days, and some movie-making secrets, the thick book is out now.

There are a variety of countries that manufacture this tome, so visit MEMOIR OF EXALTED DEEDS (click) and see if your region gets serviced.

Bill Zebub has also written a book of tragic poetry and dark fantasy stories. Visit WORDS OF SORROW (click that cool title) for links .

Currently Bill Zebub is completing a psychological horror that is based on the original script for RAPE IS A CIRCLE (the original script was never filmed).

If you would like to be notified about the release of that book, Email bill@billzebub.com

Also in the works are picture books. The first will feature Grimoire Girls, and the rest will showcase pictures from each movie. Fans have begged for these. Contact Bill Zebub to be put on the list.

There is also a chance of a BEST OF THE GRIMOIRE to be published. If enough fans ask for it, Bill Zebub will put it together. Again, contact bill@billzebub.com.

And in other news, Bill Zebub filled in for a radio spot on WFMU. You can stream or download the show https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/92842

Spread the word, bird.

MEMOIR OF EXALTED DEEDS

The Way of Shadows – Brent Weeks

This is a perfect story.  I need to preface the review with this statement because the way that I will disclose my reactions may seem like I hate the book.  Read on, but bear in mind that even three weeks after completing the tale, I am still thinking about it.

When I began the book I was disheartened because I did not like the setting of the story.  It was a sort of street urchin feeling, of thievery and poverty.  I kept reading because the writing had a gripping style.  As much as I despised the settings, the author succeeded in placing me there. and I vividly imagined all that I read.

I was reminded of not fully hating such stories because I was an avid fan of the Sanctuary books.  If you don’t know about those, you may want to dig.  (Each chapter was its own story, written by a different author, but all stories advanced the greater tale.  It all took place in Thieves’ Wold)  But even if I hadn’t  been fond of the Sanctuary books, and even if I hated the environment, the writing style of Brent Weeks was too good to dismiss.

Before I was aware of it happening, I became absolutely hooked.  I don’t want to tell you any story details because such things should unfold to you when you read.  It is better to inform you about the things that make this reading a pleasure.

You will find characters who have many levels.  There is no black or white.  Brent Weeks succeeds in not only giving you everything that you need to visualize – he also leaves enough out so that you can be an active reader.  Indeed, I found myself sleuthing many things, to be delighted, and often shocked, when the answers became known.

Beyond all other characteristics is the emotion of the tale.  I could write much more, but this would create expectations.  Rather, go into it blindly, like I did.  It won’t take you long to experience what I did.   I highly recommend this book.

-Bill Zebub

The Way of Shadows - Brent Weeks
The Way of Shadows – Brent Weeks