Book Review: The Hawkman: A Fairy Tale of the Great War

Between the true stories that explain our scars, come the fairy tales that restore the true self.

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Gods of Egypt and Lucid Dreaming with Mary Woldering

A very busy couple of weeks has stalled my recaps of October's Virtual Fantasy Con, but at last I've eeked out the time to post my my interview with Mary Woldering, who stopped by my booth on Monday, October 16. Mary is the author of the Children of Stone series, a historical fantasy set in … Continue reading Gods of Egypt and Lucid Dreaming with Mary Woldering

Speculative Fiction Cantina Podcast

Do you like speculative fiction? Strong female protagonists? Work by A.M. Justice or C.C. Aune? Then tune into the Speculative Fiction Cantina podcast at 6 pm Eastern tonight. My good friend and fellow author C.C. Aune (who wrote my favorite book of 2016) and I will be reading excerpts from our work and talking about fantasy and writing with the podcast's … Continue reading Speculative Fiction Cantina Podcast

Book Review: The Ill-Kept Oath

A talking ring, rampaging trolls, and a secret society of mages and warriors all conspire to lure heroines Prudence and Josephine away from the typical and into the extraordinary. While Aune revels in the fanciful, she keeps her prose firmly grounded in the historical. Beautifully written in Austen-like language, the novel is filled with authentic details, from the delicate choreography of early waltzes to the gory horror of an amputation without anesthesia or antibiotics.