Fiction Friday: The Deepest Notes of the Harp and Drum (Beneath Ceaseless Skies #269)

My first novella, City of Kaiju, is available for pre-order. Available through Amazon and Books2Read. You can see a preview of the very first chapter here. Check it out when it launches, February 12th, 2019.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #269 by [Lingen, Marissa, Taylor, Jordan]

Imagine murdering someone you loved. The guilt of having it stay with you that you begin hallucinating for days until you repent your sin. That’s the theme of today’s story.

Today, we’re talking about The Deepest Notes of the Harp and Drum by Marissa Lingen, as featured in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. You can find it here (and buy here). This is a fairly straightforward tale that reminds what those who have committed horrible atrocities have to live with on a regular basis. So let’s see what’s in store?

I’m gonna try to experiment a bit with how I review things, so I’m adding a score system. I’ll point out what I like and what I didn’t like and average it out to give one final score. It can be changed as we go along, but I do feel it adds more to my reviews. So, let’s go. Continue reading “Fiction Friday: The Deepest Notes of the Harp and Drum (Beneath Ceaseless Skies #269)”

Fantastic Wonder: What Makes a Fantasy World Memorable?

Fantastic Wonder is a series of Fantasy related posts where I discuss different aspects of the genre and the many tropes and plot lines associated with it. Today, I talk about fantasy worlds and what makes them so memorable.

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Fantastic Wonder: What Makes a Fantasy World Memorable?

So in my previous review, I discussed lightly what I look for in a fantasy world. I praised The Rise of the Red Harbinger for its mythology. While I was going to discuss something else, I figured I’d spend time discussing what I look for in a memorable fantasy world and essentially what Fantasy means to me. Now, anyone can see fantasy in a different way, so this is more opinion than anything else. You might feel differently, and that’s fine.

But I have personal thoughts on my ideal fantasy world and many of my future works reflect on that. So this is just a small piece of what I look for in a fantasy world.

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