You should be in a rush. I've read so many fantasy novels, and very few match the brilliance in Blood Song.
I did. I felt pretty much the same about your "similarities" as Kat did, but figured I'd try to explain it a different way. It seems though,
That was actually my pet-peeve with Alera: they didn't have the map until the last book in the series!
Fortunately, you can now get it online
Yeah, I'm using Dropbox, but that just transfer the file. If one does not have the software at work to open up that file, then that doesn't work.
I read what Kat said. I don't think you read what I said. You can explain any one-off similarities as a coincidence or an idea being adopted from something