Monthly Short Story Winner: Fanfic
 

Monthly Short Story Winner

“A Song of Rings and Thrones”

 
The Kaladin Book Soundtrack based on The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson – Call To Action
 

Kaladin Book Soundtrack - Story & Kickstarter

Music Inspired by The Way of Kings

 
Small Press, Big Stories: Mrs. Claus Anthology – Cover Reveal
 

Small Press, Big Stories

Mrs. Claus Anthology - Cover Reveal

 

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The Ancient Magus’ Bride by Kore Yamazaki – Volumes 1-7 Series Review

The Ancient Magus’ Bride by Kore Yamazaki – Volumes 1-7 Series Review
4.5

Do you like folklore? Pretty imagery? Stories reminiscent of fairytales without being a direct retelling or adaptation? If so, you should read The Ancient Magus’ Bride. The Ancient Magus’ Bride is the story of Chise Hatori, a girl who happens to be able to see into another realm. Unfortunately, what Chise often sees is frightening. […]

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An Introduction to Anime and Manga

An Introduction to Anime and Manga 

In recent years, there has been a surge of interest in anime and manga by Western cultures. Before, mentioning the terms anime or manga in casual conversation would have been met with confusion, but more and more it’s met with “What do you watch?” or “Which one are you reading right now?” Most anime and […]

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Black Butler I & II / Kuroshitsuji – Anime Review

Black Butler I & II / Kuroshitsuji – Anime Review 

Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) can be a somewhat confusing franchise for those new to the material. First, it was a manga, written and drawn by Yana Toboso. The manga was then adapted into an anime – which has now seen three incarnations itself. It is also a musical, and a live-action movie. I’ll be discussing the […]

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So You’re Doing NaNoWriMo!

So You’re Doing NaNoWriMo! 

And right about now, you might be wondering what exactly you’ve signed yourself up for. I won’t lie – November is going to be hard. Especially if this is your first time. Even if it isn’t your first time, it’s still going to be hard, but you do at least have an idea of what […]

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The NaNoWriMo Phenomenon

The NaNoWriMo Phenomenon 

November is coming. The non-writer (or very, very new writer) may only associate this with the imminent holiday season. However, there is another event that happens every November that can simultaneously cause a Christmas-like excitement as you tremble in fear: National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is a challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days. […]

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9 Things I Wish I’d Known about Writing from the Beginning

9 Things I Wish I’d Known about Writing from the Beginning 

The other day, I had a lovely conversation with a friend who is also a writer. We both have very similar writing styles, but arrived there from two completely different paths. She is what I would consider a formally trained writer – she has a degree in professional writing. Me? I was home-schooled, most of […]

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Rags & Bones – New Twists on Timeless Tales edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt

Rags & Bones – New Twists on Timeless Tales edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt
4.5

This is a humble little book, appearance-wise, but it holds a lot of wonder. The list of contributors to this anthology are just the start of it, many of them being notable simply because of the length of their writing careers, not just because of the New York Times Bestseller statuses. I originally picked this […]

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Maoyu Mao Yusha – Anime Review

Maoyu Mao Yusha – Anime Review 

For fifteen years, the demons and humans have been at war, and both sides have profited from it, but at the expense of those less fortunate. Maoyu Mao Yusha begins with the Hero venturing into demon territory to challenge the Demon King. The encounter, though, goes nothing like Hero expects – beginning with the revelation […]

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Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman

Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman
3.5

Seraphina is tangled amid the grapple for power between the dragon rebels and the human court. The dark secret of her true identity – half-dragon, half-human – has now become her advantage. Only she has the power to unite the kingdom of Goredd, and she intends to use it. She scours the land for the […]

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The Book of the Dead edited by Jared Shurin

The Book of the Dead edited by Jared Shurin
4

Horror isn’t usually my cup of tea. However, Egyptian mythology and history is always fascinating, and one the more prominent aspects of ancient Egypt is, of course, the mummy. This anthology, compiled by Jurassic London and the Egypt Exploration Society, consists of nineteen short stories centered around mummies. Obviously, there is not time or space […]

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The Legacy of Nimoy & Spock

The Legacy of Nimoy & Spock 

Leonard Nimoy died today. I’m sure I was not alone in my reaction – the imagined punch to the gut but oh-so-real realization that Spock is dead, and this time without the hope of the Genesis planet. The original Star Trek series aired nearly twenty years before I was born, and like many of you, […]

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His Fair Assassin series by Robin LaFevers

His Fair Assassin series by Robin LaFevers
4.5

There are really only two words to describe this series. Assassin. Nuns. That’s all you need to know. Or, well, that’s all I needed to know to pique my interest. This series covers the stories of three young women in France, during the tumult Anne of Brittany faced after her father’s death. The story begins […]

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