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Peace Talks & Battle Ground: The First Two-Part Story of the Dresden Files

There are certain moments in a story that are obviously the turning points, the hinges on which swing the doors that separate everything that has come before from everything that will come after. The two-part story of Jim Butcher’s Peace … Continue reading

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The Many Methods of Summoning in Anime

There is one form of magic that has always puzzled me a bit. I say that as… well, a fantasy-loving geek who has thought a lot about magic and how it works in any story I find it in. Elemental … Continue reading

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Ravages of Honor, by Monalisa Foster

I have been blogging for just a little over six years now, including my book reviews. In that time, I have had contact with the authors only two or three times. It was a bit of a shock, if only … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #310: What We Choose

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling It is election season in my country, and … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #309: Stand Apart from Darkness

“It isn’t enough to stand up and fight darkness. You’ve got to stand apart from it, too. You’ve got to be different from it.” – Harry Dresden, Fool Moon The Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher Oh, the much-needed and timely … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #307: Quiet Wolves

“Growls, whines, and barks are all bluffing tools – it is the quiet wolf that will kill you.” – Mercedes Thompson, from Moon Called Mercy Thompson series, by Patricia Briggs It’s always the quiet ones, as they say, and there’s a … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #306: Authority of the Sword

“A blade at the throat has an authority unlike any other.” – from Ravages of Honor, by Monalisa Foster This observation is made – skating around spoilers – when one man, with a not entirely inconsiderable position in the government, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #301: Powerful Coincidences

“Coincidences sometimes happen… But when they happen around witches, they aren’t usually coincidences.” – Sherwood Post, Storm Cursed Mercy Thompson series, by Patricia Briggs I had a perfect quote last week. This week, I make do with a pointed quote. … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #299: Life is Not Safe

“Life is not safe. A man might spend his whole time on earth staying safe in a basement, and in the end, he still dies like everyone else.” – Thomas Hao, Frost Burned Mercy Thompson series, Patricia Briggs Thomas Hao … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #296: Take Responsibility

“You do as you have always done – blame others for your transgressions. And in doing so, you reap the same reward – nothing.” – Khalid Ibn al-Rashid, The Rose and the Dagger This is another of those quotes that … Continue reading

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