Recommended Reads: The Bone Wall by D. Wallace Peach

Reviews are precious to authors. I’m still at that place in my career where I read them all, grin or grimace. And on occasion, when a great one comes along, I do a happy dance in my living room. Those are the reviews that took time and thought to write. Those are the ones where you know that the reader connected with your book, or at least, enjoyed it. Better yet, those reviews are written by bloggers! Thank you, Dylan, for the great review.

Suffolk Scribblings


The Bone Wall is a great example of the importance of a book’s cover. I’ve been following D Wallace Peach’s blog for a while and while her books sounded intriguing, there was always another books I’d rather read more. Then she decided to have new covers created for her books (you can read the full story here) and The Bone Wall went from intriguing to must read (yes, I really am that shallow).

The Description

Blue light ripples and crackles as the shield walls fracture. The remnants of a doomed civilization stand vigil outside, intent on plunder and slaves, desirous of untainted blood to strengthen their broken lives. With the poisons, came deformities and powers, enhanced senses and the ability to manipulate waves of energy—lightbenders and fire-wielders.

For those who thrived for generations within the walls, the broken world looms, strange and deadly, slowly dying. While the righteous pray…

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48 thoughts on “Recommended Reads: The Bone Wall by D. Wallace Peach

  1. Erik says:

    As I said over on the original review site’s comments, until this review, I had always thought (probably based on the old cover) that The Bone Wall was a contemporary murder mystery / psychological thriller!

    I have to say, I’m an open-minded reader and viewer. However, for whatever reasons (OK, maybe I know some of them, but won’t get into it), the one thing I really have trouble with is apocalyptic or future dystopian stories. I’m still recovering from having been tricked into watching The Road. It just affects me too deeply for too long. But, I learned something here, about the scope of your writing!

    And I truly do get a smidge of that happy-dance feeling for you, Diana. I’m cheering for you every step of the way, particularly with this exciting transition to self-publishing. Hooray for you!

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    • Thanks Erik. The Road was pretty intense, wasn’t it? I think fantasy gives dystopian books enough of a one-off feel that they can’t be taken quite as literally. It’s rather improbable that the events in the book could happen. That said, I tried to make the themes and dangers and psychological trauma as real as I could. Thanks for the cheer, my friend 🙂 It is quite an adventure!


  2. I’m sold and definitely want to buy this book. Do I just buy it from Amazon? Is it still available there? I’m old fashioned and prefer paper…

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  3. Widdershins says:

    Cool review … and I agree about the cover too. 🙂

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    • Thanks. This book is gritty and not all readers have liked it. So when a reader “gets” it, I’m thrilled. I redoing all covers and the artist has done a wonderful job 😀 😀 Happy Writing!


  4. Congratulations ! Great review and a fantastic cover. Covers are important, I for one, always look at the cover, before reading the back and making the decision to read or not to read…. x

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  5. Khaya Ronkainen says:

    That’s a compelling review. Reviews like these always leave a whole in my pocket. Ah, the growing pile to read is daunting…*sigh*. But I’m glad I’m not the only reader who judge a book by its cover:)

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  6. Great review, Diana. I reblogged it on Musings on Life & Experience.

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  7. stephie5741 says:

    Aww what a great review. Yes, those reviews can give us the warm and fuzzies, can’t they?! I always try to be the one leaving those types of reviews for other authors, so I hope I’ve made a few authors dance around their living rooms! Your cover is awesome, by the way.


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  8. I am so happy for you for the great review Diana!

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  9. It rocks when everything comes together. Excellent review, Diana!

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  10. Mick Canning says:

    That’s a good review!

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  11. Carrie Rubin says:

    Congrats, it’s a great one! I wonder what it would be like to have so many reviews you could no longer read them all? That’s both exciting and sad at the same time, isn’t it?

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  12. Dylan Hearn says:

    It’s my pleasure, Diana and nothing more than you (and your book) deserves. 🙂

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  13. This is the book I need to get. Great review, Diana. ❤️

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  14. balroop2013 says:

    Wow! that is well deserved! Congratulations Diana. I love the cover except the skull! 🙂

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  15. Kev says:

    Sounds intriguing, Diana. At the moment, I half-way through, The Sorcerer’s Garden and will be writing a review for you when I’m done… Although, I do have a couple other reviews to put up on my site first. However, in the meantime if you would like to ‘rave’ about your latest work on my site, give me a buzz. 😉

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  16. Yay! Much deserved praise 🙂

    And yes, the new cover is absolutely stunning…

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