the Summerlark elf

The Summerlark Elf by Brandon Draga

“Patience breeds perfection.” Sometimes you just need a fun story to break you out of the dull literary crap. And Brandon Draga’s subtle twists in his debut is exactly the kind of comfortable fantasy tale I needed. This pulpy Sword and Sorcery doesn’t take itself too seriously, inserts a whopping dose of humor at every…

A thirst for vengeance part 2

A Thirst for Vengeance, Part 2 by Edward M. Knight

“Regret is a poison every bit as malicious as revenge.” Edward Knight’s second book in the Ashes Saga picks up where we left off, with Dagan wandering around the city with no purpose, only a past fire to guide his way. But that aimless shamble doesn’t stop him. He watches men get killed in broad…

Deja Vu by Ian Hocking

Déjà Vu by Ian Hocking

“The purpose of Russian roulette is edification. A lesson that poses the question: is there a bullet or is there not?” Time travel is not a subject I usually adore. It’s hard to execute correctly. There’s this little thing called the Grandfather Paradox, and that’s where most of my criticism comes when I see time…

A thirst for vengeance part 1

A Thirst for Vengeance by Edward M. Knight

“The danger was more subtle. It was the danger you feel when you stare into the eyes of a resting lion. It is the unspoken threat of harm from one who knows he is more powerful than you. It is the danger that comes with the wind on an icy night.” When a self-published author…

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…