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“The Devil Himself!”

Mudwort was not your average Ogre brute; he was a captain in Maldamien’s vast army. The dull-witted Ogres were almost never officers. That honor was typically saved for the more intelligent races such as Huldra or human nomads. Mudwort was proud of his hard-earned distinction as he guarded the main road out of thick Shenlong… Continue reading “The Devil Himself!”

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Book Review: Heart Song by Annie Douglass Lima

Heart Song is a well-written teen science fiction novel about space colonization. The protagonist is a thirteen-year-old orphan girl who is part of a space colonization program to build the first base on a planet outside our solar system. The action starts in the first chapter in which things go wrong, and she ends up… Continue reading Book Review: Heart Song by Annie Douglass Lima

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Book Review: Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini

Why have I never heard of this book before!!! Seriously one of the best books I have EVER read, and I downloaded it on Kindle for free as a lark. This book was written in the 1920 and should be included on the lists of classics that everyone should read. From the first sentence of… Continue reading Book Review: Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini

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Book Review: All Things Now Living by Rondi Bauer Olson

All Things Now Living by Rondi Bauer Olson is a young adult science fiction novel. Amy is a sixteen-year-old girl whose father shoves her into the dome-locked world of New Lithisle with coding to stop the dome from collapsing. She doesn’t realize this is his purpose since she was raised by her mother and community to… Continue reading Book Review: All Things Now Living by Rondi Bauer Olson

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Pre-order The Shadow of the Gryphon for Kindle!

  The Shadow of the Gryphon is now available for pre-order on your Kindle. The release of the ebook comes out July 24th. I am hoping the paperback version will be available closer to that date as well. With the move, some things are taking a little longer to finish. The audiobook for Gryphendale was… Continue reading Pre-order The Shadow of the Gryphon for Kindle!

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Book Review: How Fiction Works by James Wood

How Fiction Works apparently thinks of itself as the modern replacement for E.M Forester’s Aspects of the Novel and debates with that classic continually. Though this book has some good observations, it is quite a bit more academic and gives higher value to high literature that I am confident I would not enjoy by his… Continue reading Book Review: How Fiction Works by James Wood