Magic Slays: A Different Kind Of Enemy

In the Magic series by Ilona Andrews a mythical creature/deity is usually the villain at the center of a stories events. But in Magic Slays, this takes a different turn for Kate finds herself going up against the Lighthouse Keepers; a secret, fanatical group hell bent on destroying not only magic users, but magic itself. … Continue reading Magic Slays: A Different Kind Of Enemy

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Writing: The Changing Nature Of A Manuscript

The first draft. The place where all novels begin, the backbone of every story, the pages upon which your precious gems are nurtured and purified. And the one part of your story that will never see the light of day. I've been writing long enough to know that your first draft--no matter how well written--is … Continue reading Writing: The Changing Nature Of A Manuscript

Book Review: A Star Kingdom Novel: A Beautiful Friendship

I've always been a fan of sci-fi novels--primarily Star Wars--but rarely have I come across one set with mankindĀ in the distant stars without being a dystopian style novel, especially when the main character is a girl. Twelve year-old Stephanie Harrington has moved to Sphinx, a planet that hasn't been colonized very long and thus is … Continue reading Book Review: A Star Kingdom Novel: A Beautiful Friendship

Magic Bleeds: Reptilian Shapeshifters

The Magic series by Ilona Andrews has never shied from reinventing concepts--sometimes repeatedly--and the shapeshifters are the perfect example. From extending the concept to any mammalian species, creating loupism, to developing beastkin, these books have constantly evolved the traditional portrayal of shapeshifters. In Magic Bleeds this is done yet again when Kate meets Naeemah, a … Continue reading Magic Bleeds: Reptilian Shapeshifters