Tag Archives: Fiction

“The Plague Legacy: Acquisitions” Review

Acquisitions (The Plague Legacy #1), by Christine Haggerty 4 out of 5 (Really Liked It) In a dystopian world decimated by a bio-engineered plague, military scouts are acquisitioning a new supply of exports—slaves. With his family dead, sixteen-year-old Cameron Landry is a reluctant survivor, haunted by nightmares and bound by promises. When he and his worst enemy […]

“Dust of Dreams” Review

Dust of Dreams (Malazan Book of the Fallen #9), by Steven Erikson 3 out of 5 (Liked It) On the Letherii continent the exiled Malazan army commanded by Adjunct Tavore begins its march into the eastern Wastelands, to fight for an unknown cause against an enemy it has never seen. The fate awaiting the Bonehunters is […]

“Sandworms of Dune” Review

Sandworms of Dune by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson 2 out of 5 (It was ok) Based directly on Frank Herbert’s final outline, which lay hidden in two safe-deposit boxes for a decade, Sandworms of Dune will answer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades: the origin of the Honored Matres, the tantalizing future of the […]

“Nine Princes in Amber” Review

Nine Princes in Amber (Amber Chronicles #1), by Roger Zelazny 4 out of 5 (Really Liked It) Amber, the one real world, wherein all others, including our own Earth, are but Shadows. Amber burns in Corwin’s blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and […]

“Toll the Hounds” Review

Toll the Hounds (Malazan Book of the Fallen #8), by Steven Erikson 3 out of 5 (Liked It) It is said that Hood waits at the end of every plot, every scheme, each grandiose ambition. But this time it is different: this time the Lord of Death is there at the beginning… Darujhistan swelters in the […]

“Hunters of Dune” Review

Hunters of Dune by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson 2 out of 5 (It was ok) At the end of Chapterhouse: Dune—Frank Herbert‘s final novel–a ship carrying the ghola of Duncan Idaho, Sheeana, and a crew of various refugees escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from the monstrous Honored Matres, dark counterparts to the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood. […]

Two books (at the same damn time!)

I mentioned at the end of my most recent book review that I would be having a go at having two books ‘in progress’ as opposed to the traditional one at a time. I decided to give it a try because I found myself in a less than ideal situation in my regular reading experiences […]

Stone Brigands: Episode 2

Episode 2: The Scandalous Companion

“Reaper’s Gale” Review

Reaper’s Gale (Malazan Book of the Fallen #7), by Steven Erikson 5 out of 5 (Loved It) The Letherii Empire is in turmoil. Rhulad Sengar, the Emperor of a Thousand Deaths, spirals into madness, while the Errant, once a farseeing god, appears suddenly blind to the future. Driven by the corruption and self-interest, the empire edges […]

Stone Brigands: Episode 1

Originally posted here: Episode 1. New episodes will be released there, a few days before they are put on this site. Here is the début “episode” (pilot?) of Stone Brigands, the main story of Sesho. New episodes will hopefully be released a few times a month. It’s all in good fun. Generally, each episode will be […]

Help us populate a new world!

The Lands of Unitus website is up and running! Just take a moment to look at that beauty of a logo (I can’t take credit for it). I have a new story that I will be posting on Unitus as part of a fantasy collaboration. Episode 1 is nearly complete and almost ready for posting. […]

Sparring with a ‘God’ (excerpt, part 3 of 3): Reflection

Part three. Here’s part 1 & part 2. This section of the chapter needs the most work for when I come back to it after the first draft is completed. Thanks for reading! Chapter 21 (first draft) Islos Part 3 of 3 (continued) Cirrus was resting in the shade of the ship’s sails, resting and watching as […]

Sparring with a ‘God’ (excerpt, part 2 of 3): Plenty more to learn

Part two! Here was part 1. Again, this is Cirrus (the Soldier POV), having just started his practice match with the Aquari 5th Lieutenant, Arturus Mariner. I’m hoping even though it is just the first draft, that I was able to give somewhat of a clear visualization of how the characters were moving. Thanks for reading! […]

Unitus

The collaborative fantasy world I have mentioned during the past couple of weeks finally has a site! Be sure to check it out for great stories, unique creatures, and a variety of writing styles between myself and some wonderful writers. I will be writing for the place known as Sesho. The Lands of Unitus

“You were born here. You’ll die here.”

Over the weekend, I wrote a small passage to start my sci-fi book, called To Cross the Water, what I’m calling Project Tango on this site. It’s something I’m going to chip away at occasionally. I see it as being fairly short, around 50-70k words. Even though it has relatively no outline compared to FotS – […]

Sparring with a ‘God’: First look at Cirrus (excerpt, part 1 of 3)

Here is a new, long-awaited excerpt from FotS: Book 1. Here we have Cirrus (the Soldier POV). He is taking a ship, on his way to his ascension ceremony with a legend as escort, Arturus Mariner. Overall, it is an action-packed chapter. Again, this is from the original draft. I only read through it once […]

“Chapterhouse: Dune” Review

Chapterhouse: Dune (Dune Chronicles #6), by Frank Herbert 3 out of 5 (Liked It) The desert planet Arrakis, called Dune, has been destroyed. Now, the Bene Gesserit, heirs to Dune’s power, have colonized a green world — and are turning it into a desert, mile by scorched mile. Why I liked it: Chapterhouse: Dune is the last novel […]

Kagalla’s Sacrifice

Centuries ago, when humans were young to the lands of Sesho, the Felids, Vix, and Wolves were more numerous and powerful, and the art of stone-making was still known by some among them. Conflict was abundant during that time, as it had always been, but the Felids were in a period of peak strength. In […]

Peoples of Sesho

Sesho is a region I have added to a fantasy world, one area of many as I collaborate with a group of writers. Here is a general guide to the main groups of beings you would find there, if you woke up in Sesho one morning. Felids A race of cat-humanoids that live in the […]

Pentia A-Z: G is for Garden of the Masters

The Garden of the Masters, or Garden of Greats, is a burial site lying outside of the Talonian capital. There, the great Masters of the past are buried in their tombs. From afar, the buildings of the garden that house the dead are low and hidden from view, beneath growth and behind hills. Within the cover […]

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