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Quote of the Day

“And what would you do, if an uninvited dwarf came and hung his things up in your hall without a word of explanation?” – An Unexpected Party, The Hobbit.

Maze of Mirrors

From the journal scraps discovered at the foot of The Stengai Peaks:

A winding tunnel with a low roof (possibly carved by Dwarves, as the group had to stoop to avoid the ceiling) leads to a sky-loft; approximately two hundred feet from the tunnel entrance.  1,002 more words


The Attic

The Stengai Peaks in northern Tenera have been home to many men and monsters.  The legendary Halls of Hill Home and Greybeard’s Gorge have known the residence of Dwarves, Hoblins, Oarken, Trolls and Ogire, as well as tribes of Humans and other Humanoids; such as Telepi. 459 more words


Book Review: 'The Dwarves,' by Markus Heitz

Book Review, ‘The Dwarves,’ by Markus Heitz

Published by Orbit Books

ISBN 9781841495729

Verdict: 3/5

Good read but don’t expect anything earth shattering.

‘Dwarves’ is the story of Tungdil, a dwarf brought up by human magi, unaware of his background and family. 809 more words


A Teaser for Tuesday

Bloodlust: The Blades of Khazak Khrim is out! Here is one of my favourite passages from the book, with a little author commentary afterward.

The test called the Waters of Sorrow took place in a specially constructed channel fed by the waters from the ice-melt atop the Father’s Pulpit, the mountain in which most of the halls of Khazak Khrim were built. 986 more words

Fantasy Tropes And Cliches

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

The final Hobbit hobbles along with some clumsy furry feet to finish out the series. This one almost felt more disappointed than the middle film because I was expecting this spectacular finish, almost like the final Harry Potter film, but instead there was a man with a uni-brow stuffing coins down his corset. 151 more words


Join the Club - Terry Pratchett's Thud! Let's Rock Book Review

When two tribes go to war it makes for quite an interesting background to a novel, especially if it’s set on the irascible Discworld and features sparring factions of disgruntled dwarves and tumultuous trolls.  636 more words

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