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Elaine Isaak

fantasy author elaine isaak(1973- )
Elaine Isaak attended the Rhode Island School of Design and worked for a while sewing animal mascot costumes for a rental shop before developing her own business, Curious Characters, which creates original design stuffed animals and small-scale metal sculptures. Isaak founded a poetry group called Poets Unbound and attended the Odyssey Speculative Fiction Workshop. She has two children and lives in New Hampshire with her family. Read sample chapters at Elaine Isaak’s website.

The Singer’s Crown: This book has nothing

The Singer's Crown by Elaine Isaak

When I picked up The Singer's Crown and read the back of it, I thought it sounded pretty generic, but an instinct told me that I should pick it up and give it a try. I don't know, perhaps I'm desperate for another Carol Berg or Lynn Flewelling. I'm not exactly sure what tree I was barking up here, because Elaine Isaak's work made this review less of a "Did Not Finish" and more of a "Barely Began".

The one thing I liked about The Singer's Crown was that when the blurb on the back talks about Kattanan being mutilated, it means that he was made a eunuch. That was a good twist, right at the beginning, and boy was I glad to see an Evil Usurping Uncle™ that had the brains and good sense to ... Read More