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
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
(Click for links to previous chapters.) Daver brings in retired staff, children of staff even grandchildren of staff and performs miracles. “All of this needs to be sorted so we can focus on your wedding,” he informs me, as people scurry about, and off duty guards are drafted to provide muscle for all the moving … Continue reading Spire: Chapter 103
(Click for links to previous chapters.) We leave my parents happily basking in front of the fire. “Five days.” “And then we can sit in front of our own fire—alone.” Alan finishes my thought for me. But for now, we head to Mynar’s library on the way to talking to Rage. “It is definitely ‘enhanced’.” … Continue reading Spire: Chapter 102 — part 2