Weekly Update – 5/24/17

Hello, Internet! I'm actually on time this week. Like, really on time. Like, on Wednesday as I've intended. Weird, eh? Feels good. That being said, I've honestly not been terribly productive this week. It is what it is, but I wish I had gotten more done. Entirely my fault - I'm easily distracted by video … Continue reading Weekly Update – 5/24/17

Weekly Update – 4/19/17

Hello, Internet! First off, I'd like to apologize for not getting an update up last week. Not too sure what happened - it just slipped my mind. I'm not sure there was anything particularly exciting going on, but nonetheless. My apologies. Spent a bunch of time working on research and architecture-ing these last few weeks. … Continue reading Weekly Update – 4/19/17

Review – The Shadow of What Was Lost (2016 Edition)

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.

Review – The Immortal Throne (2016)

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.

Review – The Unremembered (2011)

Peter Orullian's debut novel is a gem in the rough. Marred by substantial structural similarities to The Eye of the World, the details of the world's lore and magic combined with a tight focus on the choices made lead this novel to life of its own. The Unremembered is a good book for anyone who enjoys Quest fantasy, but probably ought to be left aside by those who don't. 7/10