Winterkeep: Publication Info and Personal Expectations

I cannot tell you how excited I was to learn that we were going to get another book in the Graceling Realm series. If you know anything about me from my blog, it’s probably that I absolutely adore this series. It’s been eight years since Bitterblue had been published, and with the way it ended, … More Winterkeep: Publication Info and Personal Expectations

What is Fantasy?

I recently watched an old youtube podcast involving three hosts talk about fantasy. (For the intensely curious: The Story Telling Podcast #16: Writing Fantasy) It was clear that they were not particularly well-versed in the genre, and to be fair it was back from 2013. However, as I listened to them try to to define … More What is Fantasy?

Book Review: Knife of Dreams (Wot #11) by Robert Jordan

After the slow-moving narrative of the previous book, Knife of Dreams is all it’s hyped up to be. Many of the plotlines that dragged Crossroads of Twilight are officially brought to a close as everyone steels themselves for the last battle. I’ll talk about the pacing of the overall series below, but first, let’s dive … More Book Review: Knife of Dreams (Wot #11) by Robert Jordan

Things Remembered (Princess in the Tower #8)

Inai stood at a window-sill and shivered. The moon shone on her empty courtyard, but although the flowers were still in bloom, they could not distract her from her dream. It had felt like a nightmare, although nothing about it had seemed frightening. Inai had stood before a great tower, screaming up towards its singular … More Things Remembered (Princess in the Tower #8)

Welcome 2020

Hello! First of all, happy new year, and a warm welcome into this new decade. I’m so ready for it, I can’t even begin to explain. Climate change? Let’s do something big. Toxic masculinity and the patriarchy? Drawing the line. Mass shootings? Let’s end it. I’m telling you, any and everything, if it’s hurting us, … More Welcome 2020

The Nonsense Factor

When building a new world from scratch, a lot of elements can be determined based off of a pre-existing sense or understanding of the world. I’ve discussed this approach in previous blog posts: start from the known, and work your way out. Know you want a moon deity? Then also know that there’s going to … More The Nonsense Factor