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    It's June 2020: What fantasy book are you reading?

    Just finished If It Bleeds -- Stephen King's latest.
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    It's June 2020: What fantasy book are you reading?

    Been reading so much indie and small press fantasy that I'm taking a break and reading Michael Connolly's latest Bosch & Ballard book, The Night Fire and Shakespeare's Unorthodox Biography.
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    Free Audible Copies of Steel, Blood & Fire

    Message me if interested. About the book.
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    A New Readers' Group

    For fans of Immortal Treachery, a place where you can hang out with like-minded folks, chat, ask questions and even win prizes! Immortal Treachery Hope to see you there! Allan
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    It's April 2020: What fantasy book are you reading?

    I just zipped through Chasing Graves by Ben Galley, and I'm almost done with the second (of three) book(s).
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    It's February 2020: What fantasy book are you reading?

    40% into A Little Hatred.
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    It's February 2020: What fantasy book are you reading?

    Well, it IS the longest of the five, but a good margin, so you're actually making good progress!
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    It's February 2020: What fantasy book are you reading?

    I'll do it for five dollars...;) Okay. But this is very cursory and contains spoilers. In Book One, we meet the cast of characters. Vykers meets Arune, Long's crew gets together, Aoife becomes possessed by the spirits of the Forest of Nar, which has been destroyed by the End of All Things. The...
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    Thinking of Writing a Fantasy Novel?

    No, everyone should be tortured over an open fire until they're written the next War and Peace. Okay, maybe you're right.
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    Are Book Readers more Critical of Movies?

    Actually, Shakespeare wrote in what is considered modern English -- you read that right, modern. You might be surprised to know that you speak and read a certain number of the words he coined or invented every day. For example, he invented "eyeball," "upstairs," "to puke," "anchovy," "suburbs,"...
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    Are Book Readers more Critical of Movies?

    I think everyone needs to be exposed to a LOT more Shakespeare when they're young. I have no problem with 3 hr. + run times, as long as the story is engaging. I think our attention spans are being done a huge disservice by television, the internet, etc., and I certainly see this in my classroom...
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    It's January 2020: What fantasy book are you reading?

    I'm reading Keith McArdle's second book, Warlord.
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    Thinking of Writing a Fantasy Novel?

    I'd been writing short, satirical stuff for years. I'd also been playing RPGs for years and thought maybe I could tell as good a story as those my friends and I were playing. Well, it's harder than it looks -- as is so often the case. Especially that final chapter, as evidenced, once more, by...
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    Thinking of Writing a Fantasy Novel?

    But haven't started? What's preventing you?
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    Update from the author of Steel, Blood & Fire

    Just in case there's anyone left who hasn't made the leap (at a mere 99 cents, no less!) https://www.grimdarkmagazine.com/review-steel-blood-and-fire-by-allan-bachelder/