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In fantasy, the hero makes the weapon but the weapons are really cool

Weapons are an essential part of any medieval fantasy story, especially magical weapons. Names like Excalibur, Stormbringer, and Sting are just as popular as the characters who wield them. 521 more words

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The Dwarves by Markus Heitz

The Dwarves is a large book, measuring at 736 pages. Published August 6, 2009, it doesn’t seem to be a very heavily promoted book in the U.S. 598 more words


The Songs from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Hey there, everyone! Here we are in Middle-earth yet again. I do not know just why, but I have to tell you that I cannot get enough of… 1,170 more words

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Fantasy Creatures

“Hi Jim,

I’m in the process of writing a fantasy novel and was wondering how you chose what species to focus on? Your writings seem to focus on Angels and Elves, what made you decide to go that route over say… dwarves or faeries? 470 more words


Trope-a-Day: Our Dwarves Are All The Same

Our Dwarves Are All The Same: Mostly averted, by not actually being dwarves, of course – the azikeldrae are the same tall, beautiful, immortal, mad geniuses as the rest of their species, with the possible exception of the silvertouched, who have acquired a symbiotic contamination of Eliéran silverlife (i.e., feral and evolved descendants of Precursor nanites), and who can be picked out by the odd skin colors (from metal deposition) and occasional metallic strands in their hair and crystal or stone “freckles” caused by hosting these nonbiological lifeforms.  110 more words


Brisingamen by Thorskegga Thorn. (Commentary is mine)


My guides had, for months, been bringing my attention to this story which I only now understand. This version describes it better than any other version I have read so far. 2,868 more words


First Chapter - The Traveler by Lisa Williamson

Today’s First Chapter is from The Traveler by my friend Lisa Williamson.  This is a terrific story, do yourself a favour and check it out. 2,355 more words