Feral – Rewilding the Land, the Sea and Human Life by George Monbiot: Book Review

Rewilding, paradoxically, should take place for the benefit of people, to enhance the world in which we live, and not for the sake of an abstraction we call Nature. This book is about rewilding. The concept of rewilding is vague and has different meanings depending on who you talk to. George Monbiot does a wonderful

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Rereading Books is Incredible: My Second Read Through of Gardens of the Moon

One thing I have had to gently let myself believe is that I do not need to create something for everyday of the week. In fact, I don’t have to do anything. This has always been something I have done for fun! It’s not a job. It’s not university work. It’s a hobby. So I need to treat it as such.

Memories of Ice (Malazan Book of the Fallen #3) by Steven Erikson: Book Review

A terrifying force has emerged from the ravaged continent of Genabackis. Like a tide of corrupted blood, the Pannion Domin seethes across the land, devouring all who fail to heed the word of its prophet, the Pannion Seer. In its path stands an uneasy alliance: Dujek Onearm’s Host and Whiskeyjack’s veteran Bridgeburners alongside old adversaries

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Deadhouse Gates (Malazan Book of the Fallen #2) by Steven Erikson: Book Review

In the Holy Desert Raraku, the seer Sha’ik and her followers prepare for the long-prophesied uprising named the Whirlwind. Enslaved in the Otataral mines, Felisin, youngest scion of the disgraced House of Paran, dreams of freedom and vows revenge, while the outlawed Brigdeburners Fiddler and Kalam conspire to rid the world of Empress Laseen (although

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Dead Beat (The Dresden Files #7) by Jim Butcher: Book Review

Paranormal investigations are Harry Dresden’s business and Chicago is his beat, as he tries to bring law and order to a world of wizards and monsters that exists alongside everyday life. And though most inhabitants of the Windy City don’t believe in magic, the Special Investigations Department of the Chicago PD knows better. Karrin Murphy

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Free Character Template for Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

It can be a little challenging, when coming up with characters for your new fantasy or science fiction book, to know where to begin. That’s why I’ve put together this simple, minimalist character template to help you start straight away with the basics. I find that I can get bogged down with writing pages and

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April Wrap-Up and May TBR (2020)

With there only being one week remaining of April, I’ve put a list together of what I want to read in May. April has been a really good reading month for me and I hope to keep that up! April Wrap-Up So far, I have read nine books in April, and hopefully I’ll have finished

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The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1) by Stephen King: Book Review

In the first book of this brilliant series, Stephen King introduces readers to one of his most enigmatic heroes, Roland of Gilead, The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which frighteningly mirrors our own, Roland pursues The Man in Black,

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Blood Rites (The Dresden Files #6) by Jim Butcher: Book Review

For Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, there have been worse assignments than going undercover on the set of an adult film. Dodging flaming monkey poo, for instance. Or going toe-to-leaf with a walking plant monster. Still, there is something more troubling than usual about his newest case. The film’s producer believes he’s the target

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How to Read ‘Gardens of the Moon’

This may seem like an odd way to approach a book, and some readers might not have any problem following along on their own, and don’t understand why some find Gardens of the Moon so difficult to get into. This method is for those who are struggling or have struggled to read the book, and I hope it helps because it’s worth the effort, I promise.

Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen #1) by Steven Erikson: Book Review

The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting and bloody confrontations with the formidable Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii, ancient and implacable sorcerers. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen’s rule remains absolute, enforced by her dread Claw assassins. For

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The Joy of Creating a Fantasy World

As with many who read fantasy books, I have always wanted to create my own secondary world. I’ve read books by J. R. R. Tolkien, Brandon Sanderson, George R. R. Martin, Trudi Canavan, Ursula K. Le Guin… (the list goes on) and those books have shaped the periods of my life in which they dominated.

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