The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley

The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley

“Stories are as slippery as seasons; it’s beyond my power to make either stand still. I try to tell them the same way, but each telling leads to small changes; something is added to the structure, a change of pace, a tweak of testimonies, all of them make circles in our minds.” There are few…

King of Thorns

King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

“’The way I’d put it,’ said Makin, ‘is that Rike can’t make an omelet without wading thigh deep in the blood of chickens and wearing their entrails as a necklace.’” Killing a hero is hard work, but if anybody is up to the job, it’s King Honorous Jorg Ancrath. Oh, and he’s getting married. Lucky…

A LeafGreen Storylocke

Announcing an Announcement

Some of you may know that I am writing a book. Currently, I am editing the entire novel by cutting it in half and rewriting from almost scratch. It’s a fun process, and I like to think I’ve improved immensely over the past four years. I’ve actually done a lot of thinking these past six…

Darkwalker by EL Tettensor

Darkwalker by E.L. Tettensor

“In the dark hours of a frostbitten morning, someone is digging.” Sometimes you need a comfortable read, a story with characters you’ve read multiple times, set in a land that’s not too strange or different. Sometimes you just need something that you’ve been to before, something you know from the very first page. Darkwalker by…

Unwrapped Sky by Rjurik Davidson

Unwrapped Sky by Rjurik Davidson

“One doesn’t attract support before fighting, one fights to attract support. It’s a way of showing that things cannot continue as usual, of showing that resistance is possible.” The newest addition to the Science-Fantasy subgenre, New Weird, is Rjurik Davidson. His novel, Unwrapped Sky, is one of those rare stories that manages to blur the…

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

“A good one sacrifices everything to win, and stabs who he must however he can. The great warrior is the one who still breathes when the crows feast. The great king is the one who watches the carcasses of his enemies burn. Let Father Peace spill tears over the methods. Mother War smiles upon results.”…

The Name of the Wind

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

    “Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts. There are seven words that will make a person love you. There are ten words that will break a strong man’s will.…