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Pre-Series Short Story: Stone Heart

Time for the third Firkad Sarovy short story.  This takes place during his stint in the Sapphire Youth Corps, at the age of twelve — so it comes after Gargoyle Claws and before The Lay of the Land. Not a … Continue reading

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Pre-Series Short Story: Gargoyle Claws

Here comes my second Firkad Sarovy short story!  This is set well before the series, as it takes place on the eve (more or less) of his joining the Sapphire Youth Corps.  Which would make him six, going on seven. … Continue reading

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Pre-Series Short Story: The Lay of the Land

Due to work schedule adjustments, my pace on editing Book 6 has become pretty slow.  (Doesn’t help that it’s 400+ pages, of course.)  On the days where I don’t have a big chunk of time for editing, though, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Book 3 Short Story: Five Fuses

As I’m still working on Book 6 edits and don’t have a new culture composite prepared yet, it’s time to post my second Book 3 short story!  Again, this is a spoiler-thick tale which requires a lot of foreknowledge to … Continue reading

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Book 3 Short Story: Metastasis

Earlier this year, I wrote two short stories that probably require a knowledge of Book 3, since most of the material won’t make sense otherwise.  While I work on editing Book 6, I figured I’d post them anyway!  This one … Continue reading

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Tough Traveling with Fantasy Review Barn — Necromancy

Today on Tough Traveling with Fantasy Review Barn, we deal with a topic close to my heart: necromancy! It should be no secret that I’m fond of necromancers, because I say it all the dang time.  I have to mention, … Continue reading

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Tough Traveling with Fantasy Review Barn — Hidden Kingdoms

Time for another Tough Traveling with Fantasy Review Barn.  Unlike last week when I had absolutely nothing, this week I actually have a few examples to showcase! The topic for this round is Hidden Kingdoms: Usually reached through Caverns or … Continue reading

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Tough Traveling with Fantasy Review Barn — Dark Lord

I know I’ve been quiet this week, but I was (mostly) occupied with finishing up the final chapter of the rough draft of book 3, The Living Throne.  I got the last bit done today, and though the path ahead … Continue reading

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Tough Traveling with Fantasy Review Barn — City of Wizards

I think the only book in the FRB post for today that I’ve read is the Harry Potter series, though I do have Shadow and Bone on my list…somewhere down in the hundred-somethings, perhaps…  No reflection on the book’s perceived … Continue reading

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That Cursed Sex Scene

I recently received a review of book 2 by the fantastic Pauline M. Ross of Fantasy Review Barn.  Much cheering and excitement was had, but she also pointed a stern finger at the issue I tend to most avoid: sex. … Continue reading

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