Tag: fantasy books

The Writing Routine for one Author (Me) by Geoffrey Saign: Guardian, The Choice: Magical Beasts Book One Blog Tour

First off, I’d say my writing routine is to write all the time, whenever I can. That won’t go on forever. It can’t or I’ll become the world’s biggest hermit. Currently I’m trying to launch two series and some nonfiction and want to succeed financially at it, so I’m pushing like crazy. When I begin

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The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn: The Alloy Era #3) by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

The Bands of Mourning are the mythical metal minds owned by the Lord Ruler, said to grant anyone who wears them the powers that the Lord Ruler had at his command. Hardly anyone thinks they really exist. A kandra researcher has returned to Elendel with images that seem to depict the Bands, as well as

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Shadows of Self (Mistborn: The Alloy Era #2) by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

Shadows of Self shows Mistborn’s society evolving as technology and magic mix, the economy grows, democracy contends with corruption, and religion becomes a growing cultural force, with four faiths competing for converts. This bustling, optimistic, but still shaky society now faces its first instance of terrorism, crimes intended to stir up labor strife and religious conflict.

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October Wrap-Up – 2019

October has been a good reading month for me. Overall I read 6 books and DNF’d two. Below I have listed the books, the rating I gave, and a link to the reviews on this site. The Wise Man’s Fear (Kingkiller Chronicle #2) by Patrick Rothfuss (Rating: 4/5) The Slow Regard of Silent Things (Kingkiller

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Edgedancer (The Stormlight Archive #2.5) by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

Three years ago, Lift asked a goddess to stop her from growing older–a wish she believed was granted. Now, in Edgedancer, the barely teenage nascent Knight Radiant finds that time stands still for no one. Although the young Azish emperor granted her safe haven from an executioner she knows only as Darkness, court life is suffocating

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The Hope of Elantris (Elantris #1.5) by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

The following is a short story I wrote in the Elantris world back in January of 2006. At that point, Elantris had only been out in stores for about seven or eight months, but I actually hadn’t written anything new on the story or world since 2000, when I’d finished the first draft of the original book.

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The Slow Regard of Silent Things (The Kingkiller Chronicle #2.5) by Patrick Rothfuss

The Slow Regard of Silent Things is set at The University, where the brightest minds work to unravel the mysteries of enlightened sciences, such as artificing and alchemy. Auri, a former student (and a secondary but influential character from Rothfuss’s earlier novels) now lives alone beneath the sprawling campus in a maze of ancient and

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Assassin’s Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy #1) by Robin Hobb: Book Review

Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father’s gruff stableman. He is treated like an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in Fitz’s blood runs

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Elantris (Elantris #1) by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

ELANTRIS WAS A PLACE OF GLORY The capital of Arelon, the home to people transformed into magic-using demigods by the Shaod. But then the magic failed, Elantris started to rot, and its inhabitants turned into powerless wrecks. And in the new capital, Kae, close enough to Elantris for everyone to be reminded of what they

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The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle #2) by Patrick Rothfuss: Book Review

Picking up the tale of Kvothe Kingkiller once again, we follow him into exile, into political intrigue, courtship, adventure, love and magic . . . and further along the path that has turned Kvothe, the mightiest magician of his age, a legend in his own time, into Kote, the unassuming pub landlord. Packed with as

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Unpopular Bookish Opinions

I found this tag at booklovingnut.com so check out their unpopular opinions too! (1). A Popular Book You Did Not Like City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare I remember reading this around the time the Twilight series was finishing and it was so boring! The love triangles, possible incest, dull-as-hell characters –

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The Wheel of Time on Amazon Prime – What We Know So Far

Little did I know when I started reading the books several years ago that I would have an exciting TV show coming down the line to look forward to. This is what we know so far about the upcoming Wheel of Time TV show on Amazon. Many other fans may have seen the 22 minute

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Free Fantasy Setting Worldbuilding Template

Here is a list of items to think about when creating your fantasy world. You do not have to know everything on the list, your reader certainly doesn’t. Pick the things that seem the most interesting and design them in detail. I hope it’s useful! Also, I have a link to a word document of

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