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-Anonymous

The Keeper Chronicles Are a Keeper

The Keeper Chronicles, by JA Andrews, is a fantasy trilogy consisting of A Threat of Shadows, Pursuit of Shadows, and Siege of Shadows. There is so much to say about these three books that I can hardly even select a … Continue reading

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The Not So Well Written

In the wake of a slaughter of wise scholars and the theft of a dangerous spell book of dark summoning magic, it falls to a young mage to pursue the truth and save the world from impending devastation. Farden is … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #362: Human Worth

“I was running from them, from any of them who might turn out to be a decent person, who might turn out to be just as special as the people I loved. Who might deserve to live just as much … Continue reading

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Not So Sweet on the Tea Witches

When I picked up Southern Magic, by Amy Boyles, and the nice protagonist’s life went down the crapper within the first chapter, I felt an immediate connection. Or perhaps it might be more accurate to say that, being reminded of … Continue reading

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The Memory Thief

I remember the children’s books I read as a kid. Matilda. James and the Giant Peach. Mr. Popper’s Penguins. Dr. Dolittle. The Hobbit. They were all good, fun, wholesome stories. They had scary moments and scary monsters, but they were … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #358: Painful Matters

“My suffering is different from yours, and maybe it is less, but it is mine, and I will not listen to you belittle it.” – Princess Zahrah, “the Little Rose,” Spindle, by E.K. Johnston When Zahrah says this, she is … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #357: Class Between Classes

“Such idleness, mingled with such insipidity! I should far rather face a volley of rifle-fire than endure many more nights of like company.” – Captain Elizabeth Bennet, Dragons and Decorum from Golden Age and Other Stories, by Naomi Novik To … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #353: Know Your God

“He doesn’t want to know anything about his god… It would mean he staked it all on something and was wrong, and some people just don’t deal well with the thought that they tried and failed.” – Thom, An Inheritance of … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #352: People Choose

“I guess we both need to remember that whatever’s happening in our heads, whatever it was that created us, we get to choose. That’s what makes us people, Syl.” – Kaladin Stormblessed, Rhythm of War The Stormlight Archive, by Brandon … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #351: Solve the Problem

“If we wait around for the powers that be to solve the problem, we’re all doomed.” – Stricken, Monster Hunter Bloodlines Monster Hunters series, by Larry Correia Stricken is one of those characters who everyone loves to hate and hates … Continue reading

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