It is May 31st, and I’m wondering where the heck the month went. I mean, I do that a lot anyway – but this month was particularly whirlwind-ish. But it was a lot of fun and I’m a little sad that it’s over! Let’s look back at what got done.
The Ninth Rain has fallen, the stakes have been raised, and we find out why Vintage left so abruptly. And I have been flailing SO HARD. Let’s discuss the final chapters of The Ninth Rain! (With spoilers!)
It’s the final Tuesday of May, and that means it’s time for my most anticipated fantasy-themed top ten of the month. Today, I am all about dragons! Big ones, little ones, good and evil ones, from clever swindlers to bookish companions – whether they’re well loved favourites or still waiting their turn on my TBR, they’ve all got a place on the treasure hoard!
In the final part of Trail of Lightning, I had some suspicions confirmed – but I also had some nasty surprises to deal with… Let’s discuss Trail of Lightning (spoilers for the final chapters).
Our unlikely band of heroes is beset by enemies and monsters on all sides this week, as their journey is quite literally derailed, leaving them scrambling to find shelter – and re-examining certain priorities. Meanwhile, the depth of Hestillion’s dedication to saving Ebora becomes increasingly illuminated… Let’s discuss The Ninth Rain. (Spoilers follow for chapters 24 through 36.)
Magic is fun. Magic is dangerous. It can be used to create or to destroy, to provide solutions, or to thwart your enemies. It represents power, but that’s often less important than what one plans to do with it. In today’s Wyrd and Wonder post, I’m talking about some of my favourite practitioners of that old arcane art, in all of its terrible glory. Behold…
We’re fast approaching the final chapters here, and there’s been no shortage of surprises already. Maggie’s and Kai’s search for a solution to their monster problem brings them to a contact of Ma’ii’s – after it takes them to an unexpectedly welcoming refuge… Let’s discuss Trail of Lightning. (Spoilers follow for chapters 19 through 28.)
It’s Friday, and it’s time for my third guest post for Wyrd and Wonder! This time I have the absolutely fabulous Aliette de Bodard sharing her favourite fantasy tropes. Enjoy!
Monsters, assassins, horrific dreams, and … steampunk trains? And all the while, the plot thickens… It’s time to discuss The Ninth Rain. NOTE: Spoilers follow for chapters 11 through 23.
From adventurers to hermits, swordsmen to squires, best friends to lovers – sidekicks come in all shapes and sizes, and the best ones don’t simply accompany the hero on a quest. They can often become a hero in their own right, and in their own ways. Today I’m shining a light on some of my all-time favourite sidekicks – and yes, I might have interpreted some a little broadly. But we make our own rules in fantasy, right? Let’s take …