Source: The Narrative Ape A great blog today via Curtis Craddock for Tor/Forge Blog! Written by Curtis Craddock I am. It’s the shortest story in the English language. It’s really the root of all stories and, by extension, the act of being human. Biologists, archaeologists, and anthropologists like to argue about what makes humans people. How... Continue Reading →
Ishtar (on right) comes to Sargon, who would later become one of the great kings of Mesopotamia. Edwin J. Prittie, The story of the greatest nations, 1913Louise Pryke, Macquarie University As singer Pat Benatar once noted, love is a battlefield. Such use of military words to express intimate, affectionate emotions is likely related to love’s... Continue Reading →
Hey Everyone, I know, I know, it's been ages. My life is chaos at the moment and unfortunately the first thing that gets neglected is the blog. First things first...Eastern Gods is out! Hurray! If you are interested you can pick it up world wide on Kindle. For those who are chasing paperbacks...they will be out... Continue Reading →
Everyone knows I’m a sucker for a portal fantasy whether reading or writing and this list has many of my faves so check them out!
Portal Fantasy: A story in which an ordinary person is transported to another world, only to discover that they have an important role to play in its destiny.
D.K. Bussell is the author of the popular fantasy series, Trolled. Here is a list of her ten favorite magic portals in fantasy fiction.
1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
The portal fantasy Mack Daddy.
A rabbit hole draws the titular Alice away from her humdrum existence and into a surreal adventure. Once at the bottom of the hole, Alice is confronted by a number of locked doors. The story follows Alice through one of the doors and into the magical dreamscape that is Wonderland. But where did all those other doors lead? Sadly, Carroll never got to tell those stories, as he choked to death on a bit of Lego. Probably. Go ask Wikipedia if it’s facts you’re after.
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Guide to the classics: the Epic of Gilgamesh Gilgamesh explores what it means to be human, and questions the meaning of life and love. Wikimedia CommonsThis article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article Louise Pryke, Macquarie University “Forget death and seek life!” With these encouraging words, Gilgamesh, the star of the... Continue Reading →
Prologue The fire was dying as Haldirian rolled onto his back and tried not to think of his large soft bed back in Tirithawáe. His men slept deeply in their bed rolls, but he was restless despite the exhaustion leaking into his bones. He had agreed, been eager even, to come on the ranging trip... Continue Reading →
Hey Everyone, Apologies from being away from the blog for so many weeks. My life has been super crazy wrapping up projects and job hunting BUT exciting news! Eastern Gods, book one of new YA Fantasy series Western Wars, is up on a Kindle Scout campaign for your view and vote! I'm crazy excited about this one.... Continue Reading →
Yggdrasil, the tree that supports the world in Norse myth, can be found in America in Neil Gaiman’s mash-up of world religion. StarzThis article was original published on The Conversation Elizabeth Hale, University of New England Fans of Neil Gaiman are having a bountiful year. In February there was the release of his retelling of... Continue Reading →