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Tough Traveling: Strongholds

Back in 2014, the idea for Tough Traveling started with Nathan of Fantasy Review Barn who came up with the excellent idea of making a new list each week based on the most common tropes in fantasy, as seen in (and inspired by)  1,291 more words

Tough Traveling

World Building

Something that can be forgotten when writing a story is world building. What I mean when I say forgotten is that it can be more of an afterthought, the writer so focused on the characters and what they are doing that they forget that the world itself plays an important part. 576 more words


Currently Reading: Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

I’m really happy with my book choices lately. Juliet Marillier’s Daughter of the Forest is amazing so far, and I believe it will be amazing ’till the very end. 641 more words


T5W: Fantasy Series that Improved

A notorious trope in fantasy trilogies is that the second book often falls flat. You know what I mean: characters recovering from a great battle and preparing for the Final Conflict, having petty arguments, traveling endless miles or sitting in one location for an annoying amount of time. 757 more words

Book Reviews

Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier

I’ve loved Juliet Marillier since reading Daughter of the Forest.  She’s one of my bucket list authors that I hope to read, or at least attempt to read, all of her works. 821 more words


T5W - In A Land Far, Far Away

Today’s Top 5 Wednesday topic is: Books NOT Set/Inspired By The Western World!

Wow, this one was actually WAY harder than I thought it would be. 802 more words

Book Reviews

Daughter of the Forest (Sevenwaters, #1) by Juliet Marillier

Rating: – – – – –
Date read: May 1 to July 15, 2017

I’m leaning toward 4 stars overall but with lots and lots of reservations which I can’t go into without hitting on spoilers. 599 more words