Abalem is a realm much like any other, with politics, trade issues and royal family dynamics to contend with. And the occasional demon to keep life from getting too boring. This is the story of its royal family, of its many guilds, of magic that doesn't quite work, and the occasional monster--both human and otherwise. … Continue reading Spire
Lindsay Buroker has a space opera series that I am enjoying a lot. The characters are well developed and interesting. So far there are five books in the Star Kingdom series: Shockwave, Ship of Ruin, Hero Code, Crossfire, Gate Quest. I am looking forward to the next one.
So…the plan was to revise my website this summer and start Spire II in Sept. (Slight pause so you can snicker at my believing in plans, or rather the successful execution thereof without life getting in the way.) None of my plans included my father breaking his hip. So instead of revising my website this … Continue reading Best Laid Plans
Audrey Faye has started an interesting Shifters series, Ghost Mountain Wolf Shifters. So far there are three books in the series, Alpha, Heart, and Rebel. The characters are well-developed, and interesting. Again, books that you will read more than once.
One of the best fantasies I have read in years is The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison. Her world building is superior, her characters fully developed and her story is interesting. I bought this book in 2014, and have re-read it several times over the years. It is one of those books that you can … Continue reading Book Recommendation
Spire, which I thought was a trilogy, turned into a duology. The first book finishes with most current issues settled. Yet to come—can/should Mynar fix magic. And what about the black cats. Before starting the next book, I’m going to take some time to tweak the website and clean up a few things. During this … Continue reading What’s Next
The wedding was perfect, or so everyone tells me. All I remember is feeling beautiful in my pearl covered dress and gossamer veil, and not being able to take my eyes off Alan, in deep blue that matched his eyes and emphasized his golden hair—just like a prince out of a lore tale I thought, … Continue reading Spire: Epilogue
(Click for links to previous chapters.) Jes and I lean against the edges of the crenellation staring at the falling snow, huge wet flakes which melt immediately when they land on the stone of the castle walls or the cobblestones of the street. I don't worry about Canor or Flower, this is just an early … Continue reading Spire: Chapter 104