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Paperback Perils: The City of Brass

Title: The City of Brass

Author: S.A. Chakraborty

Publication Date: 2017

Publishing House: HarperCollins Publishers

Add this book to your to read list. Chakraborty does an excellent job of creating an enthralling world and complex characters. 286 more words


China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors

This week I went to see this exhibition at Liverpool Museum, and it was fascinating:

For over 2,000 years, an underground army of life-sized terracotta warriors secretly guarded the tomb of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, until a chance discovery in 1974 unlocked the mysteries of a vanished empire. 9 more words

They are djinns

Those things that hijack your periphery vision
Yes, yes, those black moving motes in collision
They are djinns

Those things that when you walk under a tree… 167 more words


[Flash Fiction] Fantasy Backstory; Vehro


Zhahais The Heavenly breathed in the night air and slid the succulently spiced lamb from it’s skewer before placing it in his mouth. The meat, hot and tender, offered not a shred of resistance to being chewed and he closed his eyes, letting its scents and flavors wash through him. 6,221 more words


On Faeries: Peri

Peri are faerie-like beings from the folklore of ancient Persia (though belief in them seems to have been commonplace throughout central Asia and parts of India), where they were believed to be spirits ranking somewhere between angels and demons. 717 more words


Genie Conundrum - A. Rybach

Face contorted by a mixture of cramped agony and startled surprise, Mohamud gasped for air as unseen demonic magic stretched his body. Pulled like soft date candy, the forces squeezed him into the nameless void. 717 more words

All Things Writing

The Devourers, by Indra Das / **** ½

One of my all-time favorite short stories is a Neil Gaiman tale named “Murder Mysteries”. It’s the story of a young man who’s out partying in Los Angeles, but gradually feels more and more disconnected from the hedonistic world around him. 739 more words

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