Hello, Internet! Work is progressing on The Rule of Iron. Slowly, but it's progressing. I'm reaching the "Oh, **** this" phase of working on the dang novel, but it ought to pass. To those of out there who also write, I'm sure you're familiar with the feeling. I've made moderate progress on a major rewrite. As … Continue reading Weekly Update -3/1/17
Hello, Internet! Didn't I do something like this recently? Yes. Why am I doing another update-type post instead of a review or an article? Because those take time. A lot of time. More time than I had expected when I started writing random things on the internet, talking into (mostly) empty space. Above and beyond … Continue reading Some Introspection
This is the prologue to another work I will be writing someday: The Fall of Jiharel. It's probably my favorite story idea rattling around upstairs. I've also got material which is a bad first chapter of the narrative proper, but none of that is really ready for reading. I do like my prologue to the piece, though, and hope you all find enjoyment from it
James Islington's debut novel, The Shadow of What Was Lost, begins as a deceptively stereotypical coming-of-age fantasy. However, it doesn't take long for the story to develop, and breathe fresh life into well-used tropes of the genre. Even with a slightly unsatisfying climax, I deeply enjoyed this book as a whole. It's a good fantasy, and a great adventure. 8/10.
Hello, Internet! This week, instead of a review or an article, I'm going to talk a bit about the progress on my fiction works - both what's going on right now, and where I'm hoping to go next. Currently I'd like to do a more informal progress update like this once per month (in addition … Continue reading Fiction Updates!
The Immortal Throne is the strong and satisfying sequel to The City (2013) which substantially improves upon the original, adding greater depth and answering many questions and loose threads left behind at the end of previous book. Together, the two books contain a broad and sweeping narrative telling the tale of the City and the Serafim, its otherworldly overlords. 8/10.
Trial of Intentions (Book Two of the Vault of Heaven) is a long, complicated novel. There is a lot to enjoy, but also may be a lot which frustrates some readers. The villains are very well written, and the setting is excellent, but I found that the heroes often felt lackluster. Trial of Intentions is a fantasy in the grand saga style, but which is likely to only interest readers of its own genre. 6/10.
Five years after we thought that the Harry Potter films were over, Fantastic Beasts has arrived - and it's a delight. This action-packed spectacle is filled with period music, engaging character interactions, and a well-paced story. I believe both veterans and muggles alike will find something to love. 9/10.
This was my entry into Narrator Neighborhood's first Quick-Write competition. It wasn't a winner, but I'm still pretty proud of how it turned out!
Leia Organa, the politician and revolutionary who led the defeat of the Galactic Empire, died after a short illness. She was 60 years old. Hers was a life laced with controversy concerning everythi… Source: Leia Organa: A Critical Obituary