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War of Mortal Gods… NEEDS EDITING!!!

I am just going to get this part out of the way: It’s “refrain,” not “reframe,” as in “please refrain from doing that.” And it’s “lest,” not “less,” as in “don’t irritate me lest I smite you.” And it’s “cosmivore,” … Continue reading

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The Honor Harrington Series, by David Weber

Oh, how little did I know about what I was getting into when I read On Basilisk Station, the beginning of the Honor Harrington series by David Weber. I have, thus far, read only the main series of the Honor-verse, … Continue reading

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The Roots of Isekai

It can be really inconvenient at times, when one’s thoughts just build on each other forever. When one has a blog to update, however, it can be a pretty decent blessing. 🙂 I recently made a few posts which were … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #326: True Love

“Only a very special type of man can love one woman to the exclusion of everyone else. To the exclusion of everything else. To carry her memory across half the world and back again because of it, knowing that death … Continue reading

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Rise: A Book Written by a Fellow Blogger

This is only the second time I am reviewing a book after having any sort of interaction with the author. And to make this one oh-so-potentially even more awkward, they’re a fellow blogger with whom I have exchanged likes and … Continue reading

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Harry’s Love Life: The Significance of Sex in the Dresden Files and in Urban Fantasy

So, this post is the result of two thoughts coming into close proximity. Last October, in the spirit of Halloween, I took a look at several of the classic scary monsters and supernatural powers, and talked about how they are … Continue reading

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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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