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Fairy Princess Raena - Lost in the Great Storm

Posted by Brook on June 23, 2014 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Far, far away, in a distant land where the wind sings lullabies and the rainbows paint dreams, there stands a tall and proud mountain. A silver Tipsy-Turvy River winds in and out of its rocks, down and around the mountain all the way to the rich green forest that lies at its base.

The Silver Mountain Forest is no ordinary forest. It is, in fact, home to every sort of woodland creature imaginable. From talking bugs and birds to pixies and sprites; from grumpy gnomes and goblins to the g...

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A Book Review of Elfhunter: A Tale of Alterra, The World That Is by C.S. Marks

Posted by Brook on February 6, 2013 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

‘Though their clothing was plain, their weapons had been made by Elven craftsmen and were of the finest quality. The blades were engraved with runes and images of warriors and huntsmen. The sheaths that held them were of worn, dark leather clad with traceries of silver. The fishermen had never seen their like, nor ever would again.’

The wood-elf, Gaelen Taldin, had deep hazel-green eyes; her chestnut hair was cropped and wild, as though w...

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A Review of The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling - Part 1

Posted by Brook on September 27, 2012 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

A Review of The Casual Vacancy - Part 1: Where is the magic?


If you are asking if there is any magic to this story, then you are thinking beyond the obvious - that this is primarily a black comedy.  From what we know about Rowling, who has been living a lifetime of seventeen plus years immersed in a magical world diagonally separated from reality, we can't help but wonder - could she resist bringing enchantment to her Harry Potter Va...

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