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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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Pirotess Redesign, by Elif Siebenpfeiffer

Pirotess Redesign, by Elif Siebenpfeiffer Record of the Lodoss War is another fantasy series that’s been recommended to me by various people but that I’ve never gotten around to investigating. Apparently it’s a bigger series than I thought, with manga, … 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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NaNoWriMo: Success!

I dood it! After three attempts, I beat the National Novel Writing Month Challenge! Sorry about the lack of update this weekend, but I spent all of it on the couch in my pajama pants typing on my crotchety old … 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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