As the final installment of the series, The Way of the Wilderking does an excellent job wrapping up story lines and utilizing bits of story from the other two books (and even history connected with the fantasy world), tying everything in beautifully, resolving the conflicts alluded to earlier in the series–without dragging on, and on, and on, and onnnn….
It didn’t try so hard to answer all the questions asked in the other books that I lost track of the current part of the story, and it never put me to sleep (something that has become increasingly easier for a book to do as my schedule has gotten crazy and I’ve gotten less rest at night). Continue reading
If you know me, you’re not surprised that I’m making some kind of connection between the two. I love frisbee.
I will take a frisbee to a field, throw it, walk to it, and throw it again, and people think I’m crazy-weird, or obsessed, or something. Tell me, have you ever seen someone dribbling a basketball, or shooting hoops on their own? If you think they’re obsessed, then I suppose you could call me obsessed too. I just call it practice and exercise.
All ranting aside… Continue reading
I have never reviewed a series before, so this is a bit interesting for me, reviewing the second book of a trilogy. You start a few years after the end of the last book, The Bark of the Bog Owl, but don’t get the impression that you’ve missed anything too interesting. Aidan Errolson has grown some, but he’s still very much himself as new problems arise.
Due to a series of events thoroughly explored in book one ( ), Aidan now resides in the court of King Darrow, and spends much of his time with Prince Steren, the King’s only son.
You soon see that the King is starting to turn sour towards Aidan, thinking that the young boy wants his throne, and sends him on a fool’s errand, hoping he will never return. This is when the adventure begins.
From the beginning of this blog I’ve been planning on sharing scraps of world-building as relating to my story-world, Vadra. And…up to now I’ve not done any of that, but rather done other things, some of which I had not planned to do (like sharing poetry, and reviewing podcasts o.O). But I’m trying to fix that.
The thing is, Vadra is enormous, and I have no clue where to start in posting about it. I have written well over one hundred thousand words of story set in this world, and many thousands of words about this world… And I don’t feel like I’ve learned much about it at all. So how can I go about starting somewhere and just…writing stuff, and sharing it?
This is where you (and the alternate title of this post) come in. I need Continue reading
I’m gonna start by saying I love fantasy. I do. Then I’m going to also say that it is very hard for me to find any good fantasy lately. After that, I’ll say that this was a very good find, especially in light of the above. A breath of fresh prose. The Bark of the Bog Owl, by Jonathan Rogers is an excellent addition to the fantasy genre, and an excellent example of Christian fiction.
The story starts with Aidan Errol, a twelve-year-old shepherd boy, writing a letter to his king. As you read this letter you glimpse Aidan at an angle from which you don’t normally first sight characters–you see deep inside him from the beginning.
Loyal to King Darrow, wanting to do whatever he can to serve Corenwald, Aidan is not content to stay a mere shepherd boy; and he will find soon enough that he wouldn’t have had the option to if he wanted it. Continue reading
So, it’s been over a week since I posted last. Despite my apparent absence, I have not been idle! *crowd cheers*
*face-plants back into reality* *stomps on the crickets*
Ahem. Anyway, yes. Though I’ve not been blogging for the past week, I have been doing other things, including but not limited to writing. One of those things is a class that takes place twice a week, and is designed to prepare me to take the GED tests. This has been a drain on my creativity and general mental well-being despite how well it’s gone so far, but I hope to bear up under the added tasks associated with it and resume blogging regularly again, starting now. Continue reading