Wizard and Glass by Stephen King
 

Wizard and Glass

Review

 
Does Size Really Matter? – Fantasy Shorts
 

Does Size Really Matter?

Article

 
Elvenquest Radio Comedy
 

Elvenquest

Radio Comedy Review

 

Wizard and Glass by Stephen King

Wizard and Glass by Stephen King 

Wizard and Glass is a reflection novel (no pun intended). We have now reached what could tentatively be referred to as the middle volume in this seven-book long series, and instead of driving the plot forward, this novel applies firm pressure to the brakes and moves the gear-stick into reverse. Really, without the bookends of […]

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Does Size Really Matter? – Fantasy Shorts

Does Size Really Matter? – Fantasy Shorts 

We are used to fantasy being big – epicly big in many cases – running in countless volumes of increasing size, or the kind of thick tomes that take up far too much shelf space, doubling as doorstoppers and spider killers, rivalled only in bulk by the likes of The Yellow Pages and the Argos […]

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Elvenquest Radio Comedy

Elvenquest Radio Comedy 

In the third age of Lower Earth, called by some the Silver Age because it was not quite golden and platinum was too expensive, the questors sought the Sword of Asnagar. Should the Chosen One wield it in the name of good, the evil empire of Lord Darkness will be overthrown, but troubles beset them […]

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The Month Ahead: Fantasy Book Releases in May

The Month Ahead: Fantasy Book Releases in May 

You know when you’re sat on a train or wandering around the park and you walk past someone reading ‘that book’ you’ve been really excited about? You do a double-take before glaring at them in shock and anger: how do they have ‘that book’ when it’s not even out yet!? Finally it dawns on you. […]

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Sword of the North by Luke Scull

Sword of the North by Luke Scull 

This is definitely some high quality grimdark, with a brilliant cast of flawed and complex protagonists that you cannot help but become invested in. The major story careens between Brodar Kayne, Davarus Cole, Sasha and Eremul the Halfmage whilst also flirting with the tale of how Brodar met Jerek, the Wolf and earned his name […]

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Daredevil – TV Series Review

Daredevil – TV Series Review 

As far as comic book superheroes go, Daredevil is pretty damn cool, no matter what the ill-fitting Ben Affleck movie may have had to say on the matter. Whereas Captain America, Iron Man and the rest of the Avengers are about to take on Ultron with the fate of the world at stake in the […]

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The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas

The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas 

I think I have a love/hate relationship with this series. The story itself is riveting—if you can get past the telling of it. The characters grow on you so much so that you cannot bear to be done with them no matter how frustrating the book becomes. Like I mentioned before in my review of […]

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Worldbuilding: Creating Bestiaries and Fantastic Monsters

Worldbuilding: Creating Bestiaries and Fantastic Monsters 

A well-defined bestiary is a must for every fantasy world, unless the creator plans to stick to mundane animals identical to realistic fauna, or there are no animals or creatures at all. In any fantasy world, it is perfectly acceptable to have mundane animals; it actually helps make a world relatable and provides perspective. But […]

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The Waste Lands by Stephen King

The Waste Lands by Stephen King 

There is just so much right about The Waste Lands it actually hurts my mind to picture anything wrong with the novel. Not only does it maintain the quality of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, but somehow makes it even more enthralling, making this the best novel yet. The Waste Lands is an amazing continuation […]

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Mark Lawrence Going Nowhere…

Mark Lawrence Going Nowhere… 

On March 31st 2015 Mark Lawrence and 150 advanced research scientists were made redundant. Mark, as most of you will know, currently has four books out – Prince of Thorns, King of Thorns, Emperor of Thorns and Prince of Fools – and has had good success with them. The next two books were a certainty, […]

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10 Reasons to Workshop

10 Reasons to Workshop 

People learn to write in many different ways, some by reading masterpieces, some by going to classes, some just pick up a pen and get on with it. You can find all manner of resources designed to help teach the craft of writing, there are guidebooks, websites, courses and much more. But of all the […]

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Gollancz’s Far-Reaching Le Guin Project Revealed & Radio 4 Programme Links

Gollancz’s Far-Reaching Le Guin Project Revealed & Radio 4 Programme Links 

Ursula K. Le Guin sits as one of the top 10 most important fantasy writers of all time. The sad fact is though that not enough people have read her work. Likely, it is because she is a woman writing fantasy / science fiction – and we all know the purposeful / accidental ignorance surrounding […]

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