Tag Archives: fantasy

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The Fire Eye Refugee, by Samuel Gately (34:11)

Today we see that if you want your fantastical world to seem “long ago and far away” you should probably stop filling it with “here and now.” What drew me…

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The Apples of Idunn: Eschaton Cycle, by Matt Larkin (40:00)

Today we see that when your marketing matches your book, it will hook readers who love your book. What I gleaned about the story: Odin’s father has died, leaving him…

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Amber Fang 3: Revenge, by Arthur Slade (0:53)

Today we see that an uneven tone can be disorienting, especially on the first page. What I gleaned about the story: Our heroine, a vampire, is on a sunny beach….

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Grave Clouds: & Other Dark Tales, by John Allen (1:04)

Today we see that frequent inconsistencies combine to erode the reader’s confidence in the author. What I gleaned about the stories: Self-destructing media are a powerful inspiration for an author….

Cabals of Blood: Tales of Cosmic Horror, by Richard Klu (8:45)

Today we see that a single misplaced comma can be enough of a bump to derail a reader. What I gleaned about the stories: If you really want to be…

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