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Re: The King's Paws I brought you some of Fair-Go Dibler's Pie Floaters from Fourecks, but really dropped by to share this gloriousness

April 10, 2015, 02:23:26 AM
Re: Djinn / Genie recommendations
Specific djinnis I can only think of Helen Wecker's The golem and the djinni, about said characters as recent immigrants to New York in the early 20th century.
It was ok, nothing special, I wouldn't really consider it fantasy if not for the main characters, but you might want to take a look and see if this is what you're looking for.

Sorry Scarlet Bea, we differ on The Golem and the Djinni - I loved this book and how it introduced fantasy into an urban setting in an unusual and refreshingly different way, but  also brought in some middle eastern magic for a change.

It is basically about coming to terms with and surviving in an alien environment. So an obvious reference to the New York immigrants of the time, and different ethnic groups that grew up around Washington Square. That was entertaining and interesting in itself, but also seeing how magical/mythical creatures react when thrown in the deep end and having to blend in there for their own preservation.

The Golem and the Djinni themselves were each particular and complex characters, one  fiery, impatient, impulsive and angry, the other diffident, unsure, cautious  but also strong and determined when the need arose. Their interaction with the humans and each other was intriguing and there was plenty of humour around. 

Other sub-plots and well drawn characters were a bonus and the writing was excellent.  I was carried right into their world and it is one of few books that had me so emotionally involved I was afraid to read to the end.

So, Bridgeburner_Ash ,  although it may not be exactly what you are looking for, guess you could say I recommend it. ;)

April 10, 2015, 10:17:15 AM
Re: Fantasy-Faction Grim Gathering: April 10th. F-F Big Breakfast: April 11th. ScarletBea there is one outstandingly orange jumper on @FantasyFaction Twitter is that you? Getting a book signed with a blue and purple spotted shoulder bag? If so there is the back of you in another pic and even a disembodied arm ;D ;D
Hey Rostum what colour were you wearing, maybe we can find you as well - hope ScarletBea met  up after all.
Sounds so great wish we could all have be there.

April 11, 2015, 05:25:39 AM
Re: The Worldbuilder Herald
OK, my newspaper article...

Mysterious Fire Destroys Bitter Keep
Warmenton, Little North

Unlike our brother news sheets, that bay and cry at every distant drumbeat and quiet rustle of leaves, the Star .

Hi Brother Goat, was reading this and enjoying, but the idiom jarred,  try out    ..who raise a hue and cry .... and check out the origin in wiki. Used often in medieval times and originated in common law. Then they sent hounds baying after the culprits.

No offence meant, please don't send in the herd.

April 11, 2015, 06:48:58 AM
Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread Welcome JustLie join the fun, see you are skilled in diplomacy, but when you appease alliances remember dragons could trump goats and poodles...........
April 12, 2015, 02:17:53 AM
Re: Terry Pratchett - A man is not dead while his name is still spoken This was good to know about, and there are several others I can pass these links to, many thanks.
April 12, 2015, 03:04:50 AM
Re: Ancient and medieval fighting and weapons
Excellent thread!

There is a video on YouTube with Lars Anderson showing off his archery techniques. Does anyone know how accurate this portrayal of archery is? He makes some interesting points with how the weapon is fired compared to modern bows.
There's a full thread on it, including someone's critique.
I don;t know how to link threads here. If you search the forum for "Lars Anderson" I'm sure it will pop up.

Hi night_wrtr here is the thread,  there was a good long discussion

April 12, 2015, 10:56:46 PM
Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread Welcome Saurus, you look so lonely, do  come and play :D
April 13, 2015, 08:59:55 AM
Re: Best Dragon Art? Thank you, ScarletBea never explored all those buttons properly. :)
April 13, 2015, 09:05:46 AM
Re: Hey Folks! Hi Kareem, there aren't many sensible adults here, we've frightened them away, but if you are into animal worship you're welcome, as long as it's dragons. :D
April 13, 2015, 09:08:41 AM