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Godblind: a dark, bloody fantasy debut

Book cover: Godblind - Anna StephensThe Red Gods were defeated, their followers banished to the mountains to eke out a violent subsistence in the rocky heights. But their time is coming. The Blessed One of the Mireces is determined to open the door for the return of the Dark Lady and the Blood God. Is the kingdom of Rilpor ready to be tested?

Minor spoilers

Wyrd and Wonder: in case you missed it

We started our quest with two dozen companions out to see how much fantasy we could celebrate in a month. I missed quite a lot of the latter half of Wyrd and Wonder – work exploded into overdrive and then my remote holiday turned out to have even less internet access than expected. However, there’s no stopping a fantasy party on a quest – so I’ve had an awful lot of fun catching up to compile this final retrospective! Continue reading “Wyrd and Wonder: in case you missed it”

May Redux: some months are sheer delight

May has been that eye-watering combination of work hard play hard that stretches you too far, but has moments of pure joy. Work was a nightmare, but Wyrd and Wonder has been delightful – my only regret is that work (and a lapse in wifi whilst on holiday) meant I wasn’t able to stay fully engaged through the second half of the month. Still, I think our baby event did well for its first outing and I look forward to next year! Watch out for a wrap post this weekend.

Reading round-up, Stacking the shelves and goal progress

Top Ten Tuesday: fantasy worlds I’d (never) want to live in

Top Ten Tuesday 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. This week is all about the worlds that won our hearts – although we wouldn’t necessarily want to live in them…

Top Ten Books I’d Like to Reread

Wyrd and Wonder: in case you missed it

We’re halfway through our month of Wyrd and Wonder (SNIFF) – I’ve been a little distracted by work (grr), but am loving my daily dose of all things fantastic! It can be tricky to keep up though, so here’s your weekly catch up of what we’ve seen this second week…

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Wyrd and Wonder: in case you missed it

Wyrd and Wonder is off to a flying start – I’m delighted and overwhelmed by all the passion for fantasy being shared! It can be tricky to keep up, so here’s the first in a weekly series of catch up posts to highlight at least some of the blog posts, bookstagrams and chat so far…

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Made of Books: Ten Things I Learned From Reading Fantasy Novels

Some of the first books I remember falling in love with were fantasy. I’d devoured AlannaThe Weirdstone of BrisingamenThe Chronicles of PrydainThe Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia by the time I was 8. So in honour of Wyrd and Wonder, I thought I’d review what I learned from reading fantasy…

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Welcome to a month of Wyrd and Wonder

Spring has sprung, and we’re halfway to the summer solstice. The world is full of possibilities, and it’s the perfect time to get fannish about fantasy. Wyrd and Wonder will be a month-long celebration of the fantastic, so grab your sword belt and summon your steed! It’s time to go on an adventure…

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April Redux: some months are just hard work

Another busy month in meatspace, and while books gave me some much-needed respite, they were also a challenge in their own right. The month started off with a disappointing novella, then several excellent books that exhausted me in spite of their good points – so I took a step back from “I must read this now” for some shorter reads and books I just wanted to read. Erm, and then I read all the things. And a few more.

Reading round-up, Stacking the shelves and goal progress

Daggerspell: the Wyrd and Wonder read-along

500 years ago, Nevyn made a mistake that ruined many lives – and the Gods accepted his oath to set it right. With war threatening Deverry’s western border, the souls of those he wronged will gather once more. Will he finally untangle the knot that binds them? Or will their wayward hearts lead them further from the Light? Join us for a classic fantasy read-along of magic, fate and epic swordscraft.

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Wyrd and Wonder: Daggerspell group read & giveaway

We’re only a month away from Wyrd and Wonder so it’s time to get serious about some of the events we’ll be hosting through our month-long celebration of all things fantasy. First up: I’ll be hosting a group read of Kit Kerr‘s Celtic epic Daggerspell – and giving a copy away to one lucky winner!

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March: blogger abroad

March has felt like a slow reading month, partly because it has been mostly work and little play, and partly because I’ve not enjoyed some of my reading as much as I’d like. I want comfort reads, and instead I have had reads I needed to work at, which hasn’t suited me at the end of a long day’s work. Cue some bouncing and frustration…

Reading round-up, Stacking the shelves and goal progress

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