Happy early Friday, and welcome to a new blog feature! Every Friday I'll be recapping fantasy books that I like (or even don't like), chapter by chapter. I was partly inspired by an AMAZING blog called Bad Books, Good Times that I've followed for a couple years now. Read all of it forever. Matthew and … Continue reading Fantasy Friday: Elantris, Prologue and Chapter 1
Next week I'm planning on posting a few things I've been working on, as I should have more time. A new track with Liam is burning a hole in my brain, and continuing The Southern Arm story is always fun. I'm also playing around with the idea of recapping good fantasy books that I like … Continue reading Checking In
“Don’t you ever find it strange,” Aria said, passing her empty wine glass off to a waiter, “that we spend all this time dancing in ballrooms and eating feasts in preparation for war?” Liam didn’t look at her, as he was in the midst of making smoldering eye contact with Mischa, a few meters away; … Continue reading The Southern Arm, Part 6
Book 2 of The Ice Queen Trilogy is free November 10th and 11th! Want to know what Casimir is like when he loses control of his magic? Or how the world looks when the west comes into play? You can find it on Amazon HERE.
Whatever embarrassing conversation might have been due after Liam's behavior the previous evening, Thallan from the Snowlands skirted it easily by leaving Aria a message early the next morning. She awoke to a note in neat, tight handwriting indicating his intentions to spend the day in Arramas. Alas, I will be unable to meet with … Continue reading Iotorath, Part 9
I would have absolutely applied to Stanford for a humanities program if they had tried to recruit me in high school. Wonder what the status on their graduate programs is... Anyway, as a former history major, I thought this was a really interesting read. Universities are suspended in this weird realm between sluggish development of … Continue reading Colleges Try to Make Humanities Majors More Popular – The Atlantic
“Lady Mischa to see you, my queen,” Aria’s lady’s maid said from the doorway. Aria glanced up from a thick volume on political theory, surprised. Afternoon sunlight poured through the windows and her balcony; Valtteri had taken his paramour for a ride through the city not thirty minutes prior. Mischa stepped into the room with … Continue reading The Southern Arm, Part 5
Book 1 of The Ice Queen Trilogy, following Aria's story from its impetus in the brothels of Tower of the Moon, is free through October 19th! Click HERE, or the link on the sidebar, for your copy. Happy reading!
“Good morning, my queen,” Valtteri said when Aria met him outside the second floor dining room for breakfast. His admirer, Mischa, waited one step behind him, wringing her hands. “Good morning,” Aria said. Liam made a beeline through the doors for one of many bottles of spiced rum dotting the huge wooden dining table; he … Continue reading The Southern Arm, Part 4
And one of them is Mistborn. Unpopular opinion: I think Sanderson writes magic systems that are way too nuanced to be portrayed well onscreen. I'd love to see some of those crazy complicated fight scenes in the physical universe, don't get me wrong, and I loved the first Mistborn book more than anything else I've … Continue reading Someone came up with a list of fantasy series they want to see on film over another Narnia adaptation…