Fantasy Friday: Elantris, Chapters 8 – 10

Previously on Elantris: Raoden found a new member to join his boy band, and I made fun of Sanderson’s writing. I am an incredibly unknown author so it felt really dirty as I did it. Matt and I realized that this book was going to take a million years to recap one chapter at a…

Alistair and Aria, Part 8

Alistair slipped into the chamber just off the throne room—a small study situated behind the thrones themselves—and closed the door gently. Aria awaited him beside the fireplace. “I didn’t think you could pull it off,” he said. “I swear, I fought the nobility for years, and every time I did something even decidedly mundane, they…

The Shadow Throne: Free This Weekend!

Mages. Fire priests. A continent at war. Book 3 of The Ice Queen Trilogy is free February 9th and 10th! And it is easily the book I am most proud of. Check it out HERE, or in the “Novels” tab. Happy reading!

Alistair and Aria, Part 7

“My lady,” the captain of Alistair’s kingsguard said, stumbling through the doors to Aria’s chambers. Her maids all scattered, but she sat up in bed, alarmed, rubbing sleep from her eyes. “What is it?” “The king, my queen. I think you’d better come with me.” Pulling her robe on as soon as her feet hit…

Fantasy Friday: Elantris, Chapter 7

Previously on Elantris: Hrathen figures out how to scapegoat Elantrians. Dilaf is annoying. Raoden now knows that Galladon was hiding some serious shit — he can draw in the air, you guys! We return to find Raoden also trying to draw in the air. Chapter 7: Raoden stabbed the air with his finger. The air…

Alistair and Aria, Part 6

“Did you even hear me?” Alistair tore his eyes from the other side of the gardens, where Aria practiced her swordplay with a chipper Natalia as an audience. “What?” Olga glowered at him, her eyes slits. “You weren’t listening.” “I was thinking. I’m sorry.” “What were you thinking about that’s so much more important than…

Fantasy Friday: Elantris, Chapter 6

Previously on Elantris: Sarene decided to fuck with Hrathen’s plans to convert all of Arelon. She also found her long lost uncle; they exchanged stupid nicknames. A bit of personal stuff before this week’s post: today is my late husband’s 31st birthday. I miss him so much, especially now that I live in California. He…

Alistair and Aria, Part 5

“So you step like this,” Aria said, tapping her left foot against the ground, “and then spin once. Raise your right hand so your partner can meet it when you come back together.” Natalia, a slight, pretty girl just a year older than Aria, imitated the final move of the dance as gracefully as she…

Fantasy Friday: Elantris, Chapter 5

Previously on Elantris: We learned so many things and Matt mused about zombie sex. Also, Galladon can access the ancient magic of Elantris, so OF COURSE that was the end of the chapter. This week, Sarene and Hrathen cross paths. YEEEEEEESSS. Chapter 5: The gyorn strode into the king’s throne room with the arrogance characteristic…

Alistair and Aria, Part 4

“How did we develop this kind of repertoire?” Alistair laughed. “The night before your seventeenth birthday, and that’s what you have to ask me?” “You said in exchange for a physical present this year that you would tell me the truth about something. I’ve thought about it for a week. I want to know how…

Fantasy Friday: Elantris, Chapter 4

Previously on Elantris: Rebecca revealed some psychological issues via her weird crush on Hrathen, the religious extremist from Fjorden. This week, we’re back to Raoden. He’s having a rough time. Chapter 4: The Elantrian Sarene saw being escorted to the city is currently clawing at the gate, crying. Across the courtyard, Galladon and Raoden wait…

Shower Thoughts

I think one major flaw (among many) in my first book is the failure of Alistair to reveal where he sent Aria when he stole her throne. Once he realized the support Aria was drumming up, what was stopping him from nipping it in the bud by revealing her infertility? Certainly Aria could have created…