Hello, Internet! This week's been pretty productive! In addition to wrapping up & publishing my review of Milo Yiannopolis' Dangerous, I got some good work done on my maps & setting for The Rule of Iron. Well, let's get to it, shall we? Reading I completely blew through Percy Jackson & the Olympians. I think I read the … Continue reading Weekly Update – 7/26/17
Hello, Internet! I'm gonna try something of a different format this week. Use headings and things, see if I can organize this as opposed to my usual word-vomit. Writing Week's gone alright, I feel. I spent a few hours typing up "How the Thrun Earned His Wings" and sent a couple copies off to interested … Continue reading Weekly Update – 7/5/17
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
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
Hello, Internet! I feel like the last week has gone fairly well. I'm behind on the Camp NaNo wordcount (At the end of my writing time yesterday I was sitting at 7,477 out of the 10,000 target), but the distance is still within catch-up range. It feels really good to be back in the seat … Continue reading Weekly Update – 4/7/17
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.
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!
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