BOOK REVIEW: CATLING’S BANE

I’m still on a hiatus from blogland while I pack my parents’ belongings for a move into senior housing. I’m up to my shoulders in dust, mouse turds, back pain, and boxes.

Just before I left, Karen Dowdall was wonderfully sweet to post a review of Catling’s Bane on her blog. I’m delighted to share it here.Β  Thank you, Karen!

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Catling’s Bane, Book 1 of the Rose Shield series, offers the reader an amazing journey into a world so believable that the characters seem to come alive on the page. This beautifully written science-fiction pulled me into a world that glitters with luminosity. The author reveals this world with descriptions so vivid, so rich in detail, that we forget completely, that it is a fictional world.

It is a civilization very different than our own, yet still, very much the same, with problems of great poverty, injustice, and cruelty, with one exception. There are strange powers of influence…

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79 thoughts on “BOOK REVIEW: CATLING’S BANE

  1. Vashti Q says:

    Congratulations, Diana! Wonderful review. πŸ˜€ xo

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  2. Sarah says:

    What a wonderful review, Diana! Many congratulations! Hope all goes well with the move and that your back pain gets better soon! Take care!❀

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  3. I’m not big on science fiction but this review may have me being more open minded on this one!!

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    • What a lovely thing to say, Nicole. My books are fantasy-scifi-ish, but I’m not heavy on the magic or science. Ultimately I try to write a human story – at least that’s what I strive for. It you give it a try, I hope you enjoy it. ❀

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  4. Incredible review! And well deserved πŸ˜€

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  5. Val Boyko says:

    Take it easy Diana πŸ’•

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  6. inesephoto says:

    Wonderful review! The Rose Shield books are brilliant.
    Hope your parents are happy with their new home. xx

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  7. dgkaye says:

    Huge congrats Diana! Now step away from the computer LOL πŸ˜‰ xx

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  8. So lovely to have other bloggers do some promotion work for you while you are unable to do so, Diana. And so well deserved. I left a comment on Karen’s blog. Good luck with the moving. ❀️

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  9. Jennie says:

    Wonderful review!

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  10. Congratulations on a wonderful review Diana. I hope the packing and move go well.

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  11. Reblogged this on Musings on Life & Experience and commented:
    A book review for CATLING’S BANE by D. Wallace Peach.

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  12. All the best for your parents move, Diana. And a great review of your book … congratulations!

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  13. Fantastic review… must get reading Caitlin’s Bane!

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  14. Congrats on this good review.
    Don’t forget to relax.

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  15. I really enjoyed reading Catling’s Bane!

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  16. rijanjks says:

    Fantastic review, Diana! Congrats!

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  17. mylilplace says:

    Congratulations! What a wonderful review. So proud of you, Diana. Please take care and no rush in trying to respond to everyone. We know how busy you are. Take good care.

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  18. What a wonderful review. That must have given you the energy to keep on packin’!

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  19. Teri Polen says:

    Congrats on the wonderful review, Diana!

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  20. Jina Bazzar says:

    That’s a nice review, Diana – I left a comment there too. Soon you’ll have time to rest, and i hope the senior home is the one near you so you can visit them more.

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  21. Mae Clair says:

    You always create such wondrously vivid worlds. Looks like you did it with this one as well, but I would expect no less from your creative pen.

    Congratulations on the review! Also ending best wishes for the move and that your parents are soon settled in their new place.

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  22. Fabulous review, Diana. Cheers to you! Sending well wishes and positive thoughts during and after this transition. Take care of yourself too. XO

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  23. Staci Troilo says:

    Congrats on the great review. And sending wishes for an easier time. What you’re doing is physically and emotionally taxing. Praying for all involved.

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  24. Awesome review! Good luck with the upcoming move. Take care of your back.

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  25. Great review…congratulations! Wishing you the best with your parents. ❀

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  26. Hey you, boom! Killer review! πŸ€—

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  27. Sadje says:

    Congratulations.

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  28. This is a wonderful review, Diana! Congratulations! ❀

    It's a lot of work, I understand. I hope your parents will make good adjustment to the senior home and hope it is close to you.

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    • They are in tough shape, Miriam. All I’ve been saying for 4 days is “sit down and relax. Let me do it!” Ha ha. Once the move is over I hope things will be better for them. πŸ™‚ And thank you for the kind words regarding the review! Have a great day.

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      • My mother-in-law is getting into a fixation stage. The family tries to ask her to make changes but she refused. She is fragile, living upstairs in a home by herself, didn’t even want to switch to the bedroom downstairs. πŸ™‚
        A great review like that is always pleasant. πŸ™‚

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  29. Blessings for the move Diana. It is always a sweet, painful experience moving our older parents. May they be happy in their new lodging. You will feel relieved am sure.❀️

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  30. What a great review! Congratulations!

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