On Character Agency
 

On Character Agency

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The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan
 

The Gutter Prayer

Review

 
NaNoWriMo 2019: My Personal Experience – Part Two: I WON!
 

NaNoWriMo 2019

Part Two: I WON!

 

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The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan

The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan
5

Every once in a while, a book is released and it’s all everyone talks about. How great the story is, how rich the characters are, how the worldbuilding matched the dark tones and the originality of the story, etc. And, it was the author’s debut book! When I finally read (or, more accurately, listened) to […]

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NaNoWriMo 2019: My Personal Experience – Part Two: I WON!

NaNoWriMo 2019: My Personal Experience – Part Two: I WON! 

This is part two of my experience participating in NaNoWriMo 2019, a writing exercise where one attempts to write a novel (50,000 words) in a month’s time. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to read part one first. Huzzah, I did it! I won! I am very much relieved I survived the grueling […]

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Blood of Heirs by Alicia Wanstall-Burke – SPFBO Review

Blood of Heirs by Alicia Wanstall-Burke – SPFBO Review
4

Lidan Tolak is the fiercest of her father’s daughters; more than capable of one day leading her clan. But caught between her warring parents, Lidan’s world begins to unravel when another of her father’s wives falls pregnant. Before she has time to consider the threat of a brother, a bloody swathe is cut through the […]

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Guns of Liberty by Jamie Mauchline – SPFBO Review

Guns of Liberty by Jamie Mauchline – SPFBO Review 

“First rule of piracy: be in the wrong place at the right time.” Guns of Liberty is an age of sail fantasy where airships rule the skies, pirates stalk the misty main, and occultists dabble in profane magics left behind by dispossessed gods. Join Rachel Masters, Inquisitor of the Liberty Empire and the Holy Church […]

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Nite Fire: Flash Point by C. L. Schneider – SPFBO Review

Nite Fire: Flash Point by C. L. Schneider – SPFBO Review 

Slated for execution, shapeshifting assassin, Dahlia Nite, flees her world to hide in the human realm. As payment for the shelter they unknowingly provide, Dahlia dedicates herself to protecting humans from what truly lives in the shadows. Moving from town to town, she hunts the creatures that threaten an unsuspecting human race; burying the truth […]

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M. A. Guglielmo Interview – Graduate of Odyssey Writing Workshops and Author of Summoned

M. A. Guglielmo Interview – Graduate of Odyssey Writing Workshops and Author of Summoned 

As a big fan of the Odyssey Writing Workshops podcasts, I was excited when the opportunity came up to interview one of their brilliant graduates, M. A. Guglielmo, on the release of her debut fantasy novel. Odyssey has been around for over twenty years now, helping writers of fantasy, science fiction and horror reach their […]

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Scarred Lands Player’s Guide – Role-playing Game Review

Scarred Lands Player’s Guide – Role-playing Game Review 

The Scarred Lands, Player’s Guide was originally created at White Wolf before Onyx Path Publishing and Nocturnal Media took it over. In a 2016 Kickstarter campaign, Onyx and Nocturnal successfully funded both the Pathfinder and the 5th Edition version, raising over $60,000 to make this book a reality. Thanks to Matt, from Onyx Publishing for […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #5: Fifth Seven to Fall

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #5: Fifth Seven to Fall 

* Disclaimer * Writing and reading are subjective arts. What some folks will absolutely love, others will dislike. It is a bit like Marmite in the UK—normal people dislike it intensely, but some weird folks actually enjoy the taste of warm road surface with fresh roadkill upon their tongue. To each their own, I suppose. […]

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Smoke and Stone by Michael R. Fletcher

Smoke and Stone by Michael R. Fletcher
4.25

Smoke and Stone is a grimdark story about two young people who live at opposite ends of their caste system. Both believe one of the gods has chosen them to carry out their desires to improve life in their city. What ensues is not only the beginning of rebellion amongst each caste, but also the […]

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Scion RPG 2nd Edition Review – Part Two – Scion: Hero

Scion RPG 2nd Edition Review – Part Two – Scion: Hero 

Okay, round two of my review of Scion—the RPG from the good folks at Onyx Path that lets you play the children of mythological gods in a modern world. Check out part one of this review (Scion: Origin), for more context and a description of the core rules of Scion as a whole. (I’ll also […]

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An Introduction to Xianxia: LitRPG’s Redheaded Stepsister

An Introduction to Xianxia: LitRPG’s Redheaded Stepsister 

The most widely read fantasy story in history is not George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, nor even JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. That honor belongs to Jin Yong’s Condor Trilogy, which fits into the Wuxia (pronounced ooo-shyah, literally Martial Knight-Errant) genre. If you’ve seen Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, or old […]

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
5

From the listless repose of the place, and the peculiar character of its inhabitants, who are descendants from the original Dutch settlers, this sequestered glen has long been known by the name of Sleepy Hollow… Halloween is my favorite holiday, probably due to the many fond memories of my mom putting up decorations and trick-or-treating […]

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