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Book Review: Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger

Book Review: Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger

I read the Steel Crow Saga in February, and it has taken me until mid-May to finally figure out how to write up all my thoughts. I loved the book for about a thousand different reasons, including the mesh and depth of cultures and histories, the swath of Asian and anime inspirations, the wonderful characters (including several LGBTQ+ and badass women), and… I could just keep going on.

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Fantasy May TBR!

Fantasy May TBR!

It’s Fantasy May, and as a fantasy author, I feel like writing a tribute to the genre I love so much is as necessary as writing the words for my next book. But creating another entry in this blog feels like adding a new, pristine tome to an otherwise forgotten, dusty library. Of course, my blog here is much more a tiny bundle of papers than it is a library, but I’ve always found myself fond of magical libraries.

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Dragons in Mythology Part One

Dragons in Mythology Part One

People all over the world have always been fascinated by dragons. They appear within the mythologies of over two dozen cultures and even today are a common within popular literature, television, and more.

Yes, yes, yes, to some degree, the popularity of dragons has led to an overabundance of them within the fantasy genre.

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What Are Yokai?

What Are Yokai?

Yokai (妖怪) are, simply put, supernatural creatures from Japanese folklore.

They come in all shapes and sizes from villages, mountains, and forests all across Japan, encircled by rich spiritual traditions, legends, and myths. Like the mythical and folkloric creatures of other cultures, there are ‘good’ yokai, ‘evil’ yokai, mysterious yokai, you name it.

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