Word had gone around. The clock struck the hour, and the tavern began filling with adventurers. And it kept filling. Good thing about fantasy taverns: there are always enough seats for all. Some people brought a friend. And everyone brought a book or two, and that was how we knew we were in the right company.
Liz left her abusive husband, but she hasn’t been able to cut him out of her life. When an argument turns violent, something – or someone – awakens within her and helps her fight back. Liz’s life may never be the same again…
A barbarian island girl has become a gifted administrator of the Empire of Masks. But to prove her loyalty, Baru must subdue a country that kills everyone who tries to rule it. She will do whatever it takes to succeed. Because only a trusted servant of the Empire can bring it crashing down.
Raise the banners! Unleash your magicks! Summon your dragons! It’s May at last – welcome to an epic month of Wyrd and Wonder.
So other than the read-alongs, the photo challenge and/or the blog tag, what else will we be up to during Wyrd and Wonder next month? Eating people who ask too many questions, that’s what. JUST KIDDING. Don’t feed the dragons, friends. They get over-excited.
Is it a blog tag? Is it a photo challenge? Is it just a handy collection of Wyrd and Wonderful prompts? It’s up to you! We’ve come up with a prompt for every day through May – use them wisely. Or frivolously. Frivolity is good.
It’s April: the days are getting longer, the nights are getting warmer, and the dragons are stirring. In a month’s time, an intrepid group of readers will spend a frenzied May celebrating the fantastic – so it’s time to start making our plans and drawing our maps. This week, we’re talking read-alongs!
We’re counting down to our annual fantasy love-in: 28 adventurers are planning to celebrate the fantastic with us so far, but the more the merrier – everyone is welcome! So what have I got for you this week? Details of our sign-up giveaway, plus Wyrd and Wonder banners and buttons to download. Step this way…
Elspeth Reeves has put the horrors of the Carrion King story behind her. When archaeologists unearth the bones of a long-dead witch, there are mutters that her centuries-old curse will be reawakened. But is the vengeful spirit of Agnes Levett really behind the spate of murders that follow?
Top Ten Tuesday is was created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It’s all about books, lists and sharing the love we have of both with our bookish friends. As it’s nearly Hallowe’en, we’re celebrating all things spooky and I’m diverting from books this week to recall other sorts of scary, unexplained or just downright weird tales…
The Atargatis was found deserted and covered in blood. Footage showing all aboard being eaten by mermaids was dismissed as a hoax. But now Imagine Entertainment plan to send a second ship to prove the lovely ladies of the sea exist. What can possibly go wrong?
Doctor Faraday has been obsessed with Hundreds Hall since he was a child. Now he’s the Ayres’ family doctor, watching as the crumbling Hall devours their fortune, their sanity and their lives. As strange and threatening events multiply, Faraday insists on rational explanations. Is he right? Or will Hundreds Hall be the death of them all?
Elspeth Reeves goes home to quiet Wilsby-under-Wychwood to regroup after her job and her relationship end abruptly. But there’s a body in the woods at the bottom of her Mum’s garden, and a black magician who will keep killing until he punctures the veil between the living and the dead. What does Ellie believe in? What does she have to prove?