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The Floating Islands: Book Review

The Floating Islands Rachel Neumeier Alfred A. Knopf division of Random House (2011) The Floating Islands may be held aloft by the magic of the air dragons, but their story is held aloft by Neumeier’s lyrical prose and deft storytelling. Newly orphaned Trei comes to the Floating Islands to live …

Photo of Archetypes from Fantasy Exhibit

Imagination Salon: Worlds of Fantasy

For the January Imagination Salon I went back to the Worlds of Fantasy exhibit at the EMP. I’ve wanted to go back ever since I went to the opening, which was fun but very crowded. I particularly wanted to see the manuscript pages of The Hobbit again and I found …

Quest at the EMP

There is an excellent fantasy exhibit at the EMP in Seattle called Worlds of Myth and Magic. Last Friday, my friends and I attended “Quest” the opening festivities. It was a “costume encouraged” event and it was fun to have an excuse to dress up. I wore the peacock dress …

Goals for 2012

Inspired by Rachel Stark at Trak Changes my first post of the New Year is going to be a list of goals for 2012.  However, I want to begin by briefly looking back over 2011. Last year, I completed four short stories and got one of them to the point …

Book Review: The Dragon’s Path

The Dragon’s PathThe Dagger and the Coin Book 1 Daniel AbrahamOrbit 2011 “There are two ways to meet the world.  You go out with a blade in your hand or else a purse” (526). The Dragon’s Path is the beginning of an interesting tale.  Following multiple viewpoints through a world …

Book Review: The Name of the Wind

The Name of the Wind Patrick RothfussDaw (2007) When I was given The Name of the Wind I felt a little bit daunted by its length.  It’s not that I don’t enjoy long books, but I have tried to read too many (fantasy) books that are massively long without having …

Book Review: Sorcery and Cecelia

Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot Patrica C. Wrede & Caroline Stevermer Graphia (September 1, 2004)     If, as I do, you enjoy both fantasy tales and Jane Austen, this is a lovely little epistolary novel that captures some of both genres.  It follows the adventures of two …