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Tough Traveling with Fantasy Review Barn — Shapeshifting

Now this one, I can do! Once again, I’m taking a cue from Nathan over at Fantasy Review Barn and babbling about one of the tropes in my writing, as identified in Diana Wynne Jones’ satiric take on fantasy worlds.  … Continue reading

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Halion Creatures 3

I’d meant to do this post a while back, but I never got around to finishing the write-up.  Alas.  Anyway, since I have nothing to say for today’s Tough Traveling with Fantasy Review Barn, I decided to drag this one … Continue reading

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Tough Traveling with Fantasy Review Barn — Immortals

Time for another travel-date with Fantasy Review Barn!  This time, the topic is Immortals. Immortals are fairly common in Fantasyland  There are three kinds: 1) Goddesses and Gods, who exist forever unless people stop believing in them. 2) Elves or … 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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The Psycher Gene

My last post was all about the pseudoscience of shapeshifting in the world of the War of Memory series.  I remembered shortly afterward, though, that another important talent is closely linked with the skinchanging gene — or rather, with having … Continue reading

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Halion Shapeshifting and the Skinchanger Gene

There isn’t much science in book 1 — at least, not visibly.  As a former student of the hard sciences and a current interested dabbler, however, I can’t help but create scientific underpinnings for many of my magical and spiritual … Continue reading

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Culture Composites: Corvia

I realized that while I was moving eastward through my cultures, I entirely skipped the Corvish (or Korvii) — which is weird, because they’re some of my favorites.  This may have to do with the fact that I am, myself, … Continue reading

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Halion Critters 2

Since my artist friend sketched up a few more images of my creatures, I’m sharing them here with blurbs like last time.

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Akarriden and Spirit Blades

The world of Halci is home to a variety of magics, each of which lend themselves differently to the practice of crafting magical weapons.  While the most unusual might be the akarriden blade, the others bear mentioning if only for … Continue reading

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Halion Critter Overview

Back to posting content.  Not a ton, since I’ve started the final edit for book 2, but some details on the animals and monsters to be found on Halci.

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