Book Review: Eon-Dragoneye Reborn

Twelve-year old Eon has been in training for years. His intensive study of Dragon Magic, based on East Asian astrology, involves two kinds of skills: sword-work and magical aptitude. He and his master hope that he will be chosen as a Dragoneye--an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune. But Eon … Continue reading Book Review: Eon-Dragoneye Reborn


The Importance Of Setting In A Novel

This may be stating the obvious, but setting is one of the most important aspects of a novel. I'm not talking about placing a story about samurai avenging their master in feudal Japan, or having elves dwell in a forested kingdom--though that is important. No, what I refer to is placing your characters in environments … Continue reading The Importance Of Setting In A Novel

Maria Ines

An Indian girl born under Padre Serra's cross at Mission San Miguel de Arcangel witnesses the political intrigue and greed of Spanish, Mexican and Yanqui invaders who plunder California, destroying everything she loves. A refugee in her own land during the Time of the Troubles, Maria Ines struggles to survive while she reclaims her family, … Continue reading Maria Ines

by Kyle Massa Did you cry when Bambi’s mom got shot? It’s okay. You can admit it. Though we know they’re not real, the death of fictional characters evokes real emotion in us. I find that amazing. After all, when fictional character die, we’re essentially mourning the loss of someone who does not, has not, […] … Continue reading

Magic Rises: Shapeshifters and Mythology

Shapeshifters play a large role in Ilona Andrews Magic Series and the authors have never hesitated to reinvent or adapt them as necessary. In Magic Rises this is done twice by delving into the mythologies of two different cultures. A weredolphin. Pinch me, somebody. Greek legends spoke of some pirates who captured the god Dionysus. … Continue reading Magic Rises: Shapeshifters and Mythology

Final Fantasy XV-A Tragic Story Done Right

Tragic stories where the main protagonist dies or fails to save something they care about are incredibly rare. Readers aren't just conditioned to expect the happy ending were everything ends well and a sense of satisfaction and completion is achieved. It's why tragic stories are difficult to create, but not impossible. In order for your … Continue reading Final Fantasy XV-A Tragic Story Done Right