Wednesday, January 31, 2018

C.V. Wyk

C. V. Wyk was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She has lived in five states in the continental US (and hopes to add a few international locales to that list). Prone to wanderlust and getting lost, Wyk likes to explore local hiking trails, mountain ranges, dark caves where nefarious mythical creatures undoubtedly reside, and libraries. She currently lives in Maryland with a precocious mini poodle and a demanding guinea pig.

Wyk's new book is Blood and Sand.

Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Wyk's reply:
I am actually re-reading The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. It’s an historical fantasy retelling of the legend of Achilles leading up to and during the Trojan War as told from the perspective of his beloved companion, Patroclus. Miller does an incredible job of portraying the god-like Achilles as a very human, very fallible young man. Her writing is lyrical and resonant, and this was a surprisingly character-driven story. There is certainly action and wonderfully described battle scenes, of course. But the heart of this song centers around Achilles and Patroclus and how their relationship deeply affected both of their paths. It’s a heart-rending, profoundly moving novel, and I thought about it for weeks after I finished it. Hence why I’m reading it again!
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--Marshal Zeringue