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Tendrils of Darkness — Chapter 8: Forbidden Valley

Forbidden Valley   It had been a day and a ha...

Tendrils of Darkness — Chapter 7: Descent into Darkness

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Tendrils of Darkness — Chapter 6: Man in the Charcoal Cloak

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Romance in Fantasy…what’s the point?

by Ben

Danica and I sat down (google hangouts) to talk about romance in fantasy. If you didn’t know, Danica is a dashingly good looking female who loves her romance and has a good opinion on the matter. I myself, know nothing. This discussion is in real time, we didn’t edit any of our answers (except for […]

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Axis of Awesome: Rage of Thrones

by Ben

Categories:Opinion

Imitation is the ultimate form of flattery. A Game of Thrones has been parodied many times, it’s easy to find some rap songs, cartoons, memes or anything else for that matter. The Axis of Awesome are an Australian singing comedic group. They are getting bigger and bigger and perhaps most famous for their 4 chord […]

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A Game of Thrones Prequel – HBO Considers

by Ben

So I stumbled upon this site, which essentially says that HBO are considering doing a prequel to A Game of Thrones. Those of us who have read Martin’s works knows that he has 3 novellas dubbed the ‘Dunk and Egg’ series. I love Dunk and Egg. I think that not only is it in a […]

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Do you look after your books?

by Ben

Categories:Articles

This started off as an article by Danica and evolved into a dialogue type piece between me (Jon Snow) and her. Does what we talk about remind you of anyone? Danica: I clearly do not. Jon Snow clearly does. It’s a pretty clear cut line, you lend out your books with a warning do not […]

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Why I have to pay $21 for a Kindle Book

by Ben

Australia sucks was my first response. I wanted to buy Cold Days by Jim Butcher, but it would cost me $21; but the more I googled it, the more it seems that Apple sucks. For those of you who don’t know, care,  or live outside the US, Apple and a few select publishers are in […]

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The Night Angel Trilogy

Brent Weeks

by Ben

By Danica I felt like I needed to talk about this guy. According to Amazon, he is a star, all his books are rated over 4 stars by customers. A comment by one user on Weeks’ The Lightbringer Series is: “Brent Weeks has improved his writing a lot since the Night Angel trilogy. Definitely worth […]

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Authors and their precious signatures

by Ben

This post started as, let me be honest, a whinge about book signings. Specifically, book signings in Australia. I thought I better get my facts straight, so I went in search of a list of author signings in Dymocks and Angus and Robertson (they didn’t have any). The results I found were exactly as I […]

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Self Publishing, Lies, and Fake Amazon Reviews

by Ben

I’ve noticed that “self publish” seems to be the new buzz word in digital town. It’s very hard to miss this fact when Amazon.com is trying very hard to push their whole digital self publish model. Every time I go to check out the latest cool Japanese dog toy gadgets on the Amazon marketplace, I’m […]

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Do and do nots of fantasy writing

by Ben

Categories:Articles

I’ve never written a complete fantasy novel. I’ve never had anyone ever read any parts of my work. So do I know what I am talking about when it comes to fantasy writing? Do you need to be a chef to know if something tastes good? Do you have to know what you eat for […]

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Imaginative People are readers of Fantasy

by Ben

Categories:Opinion

I’m really going to go out on a limb here and post a very generalised and subjective post. Hey, it might generate some discussion. I’m thinking about why people read pop fiction vs someone who reads fantasy  (when I say fantasy in this article it means sci-fi as well). I think it comes down to […]

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