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20 Books for the New Fantasy Reader
Fantasy can be a difficult genre for beginners to penetrate, and in a sense, that’s fitting. The foundations of the genre rely on invention and...
8 Spells, Potions and Objects in
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
That Will Make You Wish Magic Was Real
Behind every fictional bad guy is the dark and troubled past that made him this way. Lord Voldemort of the Harry Potter series (aka, the most villainous...
Powering Your Writing Through Discovery: An Interview with Bryce Moore
For better or for worse, our memories shape who are. So imagine having the power to steal them from other people—from the memories they cherish, to...
travel and adventure
8 Fantastical Destinations We Wish We Could Visit This Summer
This post is sponsored by Rosetta Stone. Summer is a time for two things: reading and traveling. Luckily, the two go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, one...
Puts All Your Darkest Sins on Display
Lust and sin, prim propriety, class inequality, and the roiling dirtiness of the industrial age are all themes ever so thoroughly explored in Victorian...
Author Jordanna Max Brodsky on the Danger of Dissing Alexander Hamilton
Jordanna Max Brodsky’s debut fantasy novel, The Immortals, takes place in a world in which the gods walk among us. A long time ago, isolated New...
here be dragons
6 Literary Fiction Novels Invaded by Mythical Creatures
Some readers grow up relishing stories about fantastical creatures, and then set such books aside for more realistic reads when they’re adults. But...
The Amazing Arden and 5 More Fabulous Lady Magicians
I love stories about magic and magicians. (My bio offers a clue why…) One of my favorite novels is Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr....
hoist your sigil
Game of Thrones
House Do You Belong To?
There are few fates worse than belonging to a noble family in Westeros. The odds of dying in your sleep at a ripe old age are slimmer than Dolorous Edd...
The Buried Giant
and the Coming Gray Genre
If, while strolling through a bookstore or clicking around on the web, you’ve recently laid eyes on the cover for Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried...
An Ember in the Ashes
Is the Next Must-Read YA Fantasy
“You are an ember in the ashes, Elias Veturius. You will spark and burn, ravage and destroy. You cannot change it. You cannot stop it.” “You are...
An Ember in the Ashes
Author Sabaa Tahir on the 5 Books That Made Her a Writer
Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes, a bloody fantasy series starter set in the fully fledged world of the Martial Empire, combines epic storytelling...