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 …
It’s time to return to the Sixth World! imyril is hosting the read along this week, and there’s some fairly meaty character action in these chapters, so let’s get the discussion going. NOTE: Spoilers follow for chapters 9 through 18.
It’s time for round two of my guest posts for Wyrd and Wonder this month! Today I’ve got fantasy author and fellow Scot, Cameron Johnston, sharing his favourite fantasy tropes with us.
The second of our two Read Alongs for Wyrd and Wonder has my attention today, as we’re discussing the first section of The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams! NOTE: Spoilers may follow for chapters 1 through 10 of this book.
It’s time for the first of my Wyrd and Wonder Edition posts for Top Ten Tuesday! Today we’re talking about some of my favourite fictional cities in fantasy. Being a city girl at heart, I felt like this choice from imyril’s curated list of prompts was super appropriate for me. So let’s get listing, shall we? (Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.)