Category Archives: Novels

Book Review for Of Fire and Stars

Quick review for Audrey Coulhurst’s Of Fire and Stars. (Illustration by the always awesome Nate Hallinan.) Smart, brave heroines: check. Girl-love: check. Murder-mystery that threatens to spark a war: check. I’ll try to keep from being too spoiler-y, but I … Continue reading

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Viarralissa

“Her majesty? Yes, I suppose I do know her better than anyone. Let’s see, she loves swimming, riding, archery, smutty adventure stories, and a good glass of wine. By the time she was twelve she’d read probably every book in … Continue reading

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Sisters of the Oak and Crow, by Camila Vielmond

Esce and Raevna, by Camila Vielmond “[L]oyalty to an ideal can vary in its intensity, but loyalty to money never changes. That’s why mercenaries are better fighters.” —Prince Kheldar of Drasnia I’ve been following Camila’s Tumblr and DeviantArt accounts since … Continue reading

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Eowyn, by Suzanne Helmigh

Eowyn, by Suzanne Helmigh “There she won the greatest fame of any warrior by standing over the mortally wounded King Théoden and fighting the Witch-King, the lord of the Ring-wraiths.” —From Tolkien: a Dictionary, by David Day Woot! Welcome, folks, … Continue reading

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Sophie McGillicuddy, from Renegades of Destiny, by Ted Z. Mintz

Sophie McGillicuddy, character by Ted Z. Mintz “WAR, n. A by-product of the arts of peace.” —Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary I ran across Ted’s story and characters here recently, attempting to find the original artist for an uncredited concept … Continue reading

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The Temporary Wizard, by Joe Shawcross

The Temporary Wizard, by Joe Shawcross Though I’ve not read S.G. Rogers’s The Temporary Wizard of Locklynn, I’ll admit that I like Joe’s illustration of protagonist Ilene McMillan far better than the actual cover art. The hyper-photogenic model with the … Continue reading

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Queen Viarra, by Adelruna

Queen Viarra, by Adelruna “There are people who want me dead for no other reason than they’d rather be in charge themselves. Every decision I make, no matter how fair and just, will result in someone I’ve never met praying … Continue reading

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