Leslie Carmichael's YA fantasy Lyranel's Song (Blooming Tree Press) received a nice review in the Sunday, March 18, Calgary Herald. Kate Larking wrote:
Calgary writer Carmichael makes clubfooted Lyranel the epitome of strength and determination, with no residual inklings of self-pity or helplessness over her disability. Lyranel's world is refreshingly gender-egalitarian and Lyranel's diverse friendships--ladies, bandits, singers, cooks, knights--provide a multifaceted view of life. Lyranel's Song is intended for a tween or early teen audience, but, nevertheless, this heart-warming story can be enjoyed by all.