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Ashley Shelden
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Adventuring with RPG Fiction: The Wizard's Mask by Ed Greenwood and The Hammer and the Blade by Paul S. Kemp
There’s a specific appeal to rpg fiction that readers can’t
find in other genres: stories that are catered to a system readers enjoy (for
fantasy rpgs, this means recognizable character classes, areas, and even
recurring characters) and hitting a sweet spot...
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The Assassin Always Rings Twice: An Analysis of Shadow's Son by Jon Sprunk (with an apology)
On this side of my college graduation for my bachelor’s, I
have had something of a realization. I was (and continue to be, despite having
earned my degree) an insufferable English major. I spent six years scrambling
to figure out what I was going to do with...
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Scope in Epic Fantasy: Thoughts on Riyria Revelations
I first picked up Michael J. Sullivan's Theft of Swords in January, and zoomed through it once I found that the difference between epic and dark fantasy is murky at best. My definition before ToS was that dark fantasy constituted what I had read in the anth...
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Hilarious.
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Strange Tidings
I work in a library shelving books, and this has made for weird variety in my reading--from the latest biography of Ted Williams to Ten Little Indians  by Sherman Alexie to too many cookbooks to count. Sometimes the reward of randomness has been great--my c...
Strange Tidings
Strange Tidings
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A new blog that's book-centric. Yay!
Beginnings
Beginnings
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Future content
I'm excited to post the second part of my review for Queen Victoria's Book of Spells ! It was a blast to read and write. One day I'll tackle my favorite fantasy anthologies and why they are so awesome; my belief is that they distill everything good about no...
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Where the Literary Meets the Fantastic: Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells: Part One
There are times when I’m ninety percent certain I want to
read a book based on its cover alone. Reading is about visual consumption, so
it makes sense that while covers are not the only thing guiding our literary
sensibilities, they play a large part in it....
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The Fell Sword by Miles Cameron
The Fell Sword is
the second part of the Traitor Son Cycle by Miles Cameron, a sequel to The Red Knight . This story takes a
dramatic departure from The Red Knight ,
by encompassing a much larger span of Cameron’s fictional-but-kind-of-real
continent (Franc...
The Fell Sword by Miles Cameron
The Fell Sword by Miles Cameron
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The blogger lives
Fall faded into winter, and this blog went into hibernation. However, now that spring is around (and an old job traded for a new job, and the GRE out of the way...), the blog returns like a lumbering bear. I have lots of new content planned, including a new...
The blogger lives
The blogger lives
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