Murder by Misrule has been named one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Indie Books of 2014!
Francis Bacon had nothing to say about book awards. He was generally wry about Fortune; what comes up must, come down, is more or less his view. This quote is typical:
“The folly of one man is the fortune of another.”
Christopher Marlowe, unsurprisingly, understood the feeling better. This is from Tamburlaine, Part One:
“And ’tis a pretty toy to be a poet.
Is it not passing brave to be a king,
And ride in triumph through Persepolis?”
Today, I’ll ride, and let the Wheel turn how it may.