Tag Archives: magic

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Forge of the Jadugar, by Russ Linton (38:56)

Today we see that when a reader picks up a series in the middle, it can be maddeningly difficult to keep them on board. And when Bryce blows off his…

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The Fire Mages, by Pauline M. Ross (29:29)

Today a young girl named Kyra takes us on a whirlwind journey to her heart’s desire, but forgets to let us experience it with her.

The Grey Bastards, by Jonathan French (40:00)

Today we see that every grumble from a reader costs the author credi… Today we see that names giveth and names taketh away.

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Made in the Image of the Goddess, by Chantelle Griffin (2:41)

Today we see that low-level grammar and punctuation errors can kick the reader out of a story before it even starts.

A Threat of Shadows, by JA Andrews (A minority report)

Today we see that not all readers respond the same way to a given story.