Becoming Fate’s Fire: A Method of Prophecy for a Grim Fantasy Setting

In order to cast prophecies, and interpret them, a person must commit themselves body mind and soul. The process is referred to as “Becoming Fate’s Fire” (always capitalised). The Becoming The following steps must be taken, in order to fully commit oneself to Fate, and to make the mind receptive to the movements of Fate’s […]

Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Before we talk about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, let’s talk about Harry Potter. If you’ve somehow been living under a rock for the last 20 or so years, it’s the story of a boy who finds out he’s a wizard and maybe the chosen one. He goes to a magical boarding school, learns […]

Review and Giveaway: Clariel by Garth Nix

I first heard about Garth Nix’s Old Kingdom series (alternatively known as the Abhorsen series) from a housemate during my university days. She was kind enough to lend me her copies of Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen, which I remember finishing in a matter of days (no small feat during those postgraduate days) and then gushing about them to everyone […]

The 5 Greatest Modern Fantasy Writers

I’m stealing the list format from Cracked a bit. Well, a lot. Although they definitely manage to be funnier than I am. Five is definitely too few, but there are so many it needed narrowing down a little bit. So here we go; the five greatest current fantasy writers, as selected by yours truly. 1. […]