Category Archives: Books

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Book Review: Nightblade, by Ryan Kirk

Nightblade, by Ryan Kirk, is a low-fantasy samurai story, the first of a series by the same name, and one of the better stories I’ve read. (and not to be confused with other books that use the same title) The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Air Awakens

Air Awakens, by Elise Kova, is a fantasy drama, as opposed to the usual fantasy adventure, and the first novel of a series by the same name. The series promises a bit more “adventure” than this first installment has, along … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Thousand Nights

I believe I just barely reviewed one author’s take on the classic Arabian tale, One Thousand and One Nights, and the first thing I mentioned was how not many Western storytellers have retold that particular story. Now I’ve just finished … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #145: We Choose Our Own Story

“The monster tested her, pulling at her soul and rending her spirit. She clung to life, and in the clinging she might have become a monster too, except she chose the path her story would take.” – From A Thousand … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #143: Our Heroes Are Just Like Us

“And he was born full grown with a sword in his hand and pissing fire.” – The Maisterpeaker, The Wolf of the North From The Wolf in the North series, by Duncan M. Hamilton One thing I really like about … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Wolf of the North

If you’ve seen The Princess Bride – and if you have not, then I suggest you go and do so without delay – you will remember the scene at the beginning, when the grandfather, who proves to be the narrator … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #141: Do Not Dream in Vain

“They all dreamed of the glory victory would bring, none more than Wulfric, but dreaming alone would not bring it about.” – From The Wolf in the North, by Duncan M. Hamilton This is from a book I just recently … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Wrath and the Dawn

Have you noticed how often we tell the same story over and over? But every time, we add or take away or change something new. Stories featuring Sherlock Holmes, the land of Oz, or King Arthur are abundant in our … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #137: Government and the Common Man

“People do not exist to serve their governments or their kings. Governments exist to serve the people, so the people should have a say in those governments.” – Field Marshall Tamas, Promise of Blood The Powder Mage series, by Brian … Continue reading

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Where Did All the Quality Urban Fantasy Books Go?

I like urban fantasy. Rather, I like urban fantasies that happen to be good stories. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Vampire Diaries, Grimm, Supernatural, all of these are urban fantasies, though two of them definitely include more than a little … Continue reading

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