High Captain’s first review

you can’t have it always your way and despite I would like to have good reviews i know that the uneasy ones are those that count. My reader hemomeness found the story too short or not enough. I know that nowadays readers are used in fantasy books being behemoths of five hundred pages with many repetitions,…

Land of Oyr Wiki!

During the x-ray process, i found out that the description has a word limitation that had many of my topics excluded. so I decided to create a wiki. It was easy and fun to do so and it will be updated and become enhanced by many more entries as time goes by and new books…

Amazon’s X-Ray for Savage Swords

Amazon launched the x-ray option for ebooks which lets you create a dictionary/wiki for terms, places and characters in your books. when I decided to go for it I never expected to end up with a text of fifty one entries that reached nearly ten thousand words! the results were astonishing and I enjoyed the…

Epic Gamebooks my past love and my future endeavour

It was in 1990 when I first found a lone wolf game book. I had just received my first set of rpg (ad&d 2e PHB and dmg) and was searching for anything similar. It was a cheap newspaper quality b&w book with interesting artwork and intriguing concept. I bought it immediately and after many deaths,…

My self-publishing adventure

Nowadays it seems fairly easy to write a story. We use computers, word processing applications and then we can find a title, a nice cover and with Amazon, you have a book. Especially if you think you have a nice idea (most of the writers think they do) you believe you are one step away…

PASTICHE!

Before yesterday I didn’t even know the word Pastiche existed but it is definitely what I have been doing in the great old ones series so far! Although I am not imitating actual works of art rather different author styles I am “celebrating the work I imitate”. Thank you mr James F.W. Rowe from Heroic…

1892 January the 3rd

The centenary edition of the lord of the rings introduced me to epic/high/heroic fantasy. it wasn’t only the heroic battles, the tragic heroes and the iconic good and evil struggle but also the detailed creation of a fantasy world with long history timelines and appendixes full with information that shaped my reading and later writing attitude….

Shifter Chronicles Booktour and Giveaway

Sanctuary Shifter Chronicles Book 1 by Melle Amade Genre: YA Dark Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance It’s survival of the fittest, but first you have to fit in. Shae is sure the icy rage that claws at her is driving away her friends and pulling her closer to the wrong boy. After all, it’s Aiden she…

Four Corners Booktour and Giveaway

Four Corners Four Corners Trilogy Book 1 by Kristin Durfee Genre: YA Fantasy Levi always knew he was different. The fact that he could smash a light bulb without touching it was only one clue, but he’s about to find out how special he really is… Sought after by those in a magical land, he…

“High Captain” my second book is published!

This is the second short story in the tribute series, this time the author of honor is professor Tolkien, where we learn about elves, the kingdom of Tragis and much more! As I have written before I am against giving away your effort for free. So for my book, there will be no period of free…

Racine Booktour and Giveaway

Racine The Sisterhood Book 2 by Alison Clarke Genre: YA Fantasy In a world divided by fear, hate, and prejudice, Racine embarks on a journey to discover who she really is. After a life time of alienation and rejection because of the colour of her skin and her Black heritage, she discovers the ultimate truth…

Compendium 9. Racial Trees a) Men of Light

MEN OF LIGHT Humans were the first and only (with dwarves) creatures born in Land of Oyr. in the beginning they were one people but as centuries and millennia passed and they organized in different structures and regions absorbing various elements of their background and history they become distinct nations subraces of men of light….

The Four Worlds Series

The Five Warriors The Four Worlds Series Book 1 by Angela J. Ford Genre: Epic Dark Fantasy “The characters were well-written and well-developed, the story was clear and enjoyable without being predictable, and there were a couple of evenings I stayed up later than I intended just so I could get to the end of…

Thread of a Spider Booktour and Giveaway

Thread of a Spider by D.L. Gardner Genre: YA Historical Fantasy TEENS ENLIST THE FAE TO WIN A WAR IN IRELAND When all attempts to save her fiance fail, Ailis must rely on the magic of the forest folk. Following an ambush at the Upton Rail Station in 1921 Ireland, British troops burn Ailis’ home…

Fall of the Cities Booktour and Giveaway

Fall of the Cities: Planting the Orchard by Vance Huxley Genre: YA Fantasy, Apocalyptic The world is falling apart. Terrorists spark a worldwide oil and gas crisis while imports grind to a halt. Europe and Britain are erupting into chaos as food runs out and desperate people take matters into their own hands. As the…

Dragons and Galicia Booktour and Giveaway

Fire and Fate Dragons of Galicia Series Book 1 by Simone Pond Genre: Epic YA Fantasy In Simone Pond’s captivating new fantasy series, a peasant girl embraces her dragon slayer destiny, calling on the legendary power of her family’s bloodline to conquer an evil kingdom and kill every last dragon in Galicia. Unknowing descendant of…

Second Sight Booktour and Giveaway

Second Sight Hollows Ground Book 1 by J.A. Culican Genre: Epic Urban Fantasy, Romance What if you could foresee death? Mirela can prophesy the death of whomever she sees. At thirteen, Ela foretold the death of her best friend, only to watch it happen before her very eyes. Ela, now twenty-one, spends her days locked…

Mental Damnation: Dream Book Tour & Giveaway

Dream Mental Damnation Part 2 by Konn Lavery Genre: Epic Dark Fantasy Thought to be banished to the underworld by the humans, Krista mysteriously finds herself as the first of her kind to walk on the surface in centuries. This was caused by one of the underworld’s corrupt leaders, Danil, who uses her in an…

Darkness and Coldness – 121 words story about Lord of the Rings

I have written an 121 words story to join a contest about Lord of the Rings in Greek! you can vote for my story here:  in case you don’t know Greek or you don’t want to use translators here is the story in English: DARKNESS AND COLDNESS Night fell in the valley surrounding Fornost, the…

Wolfmoon Series Booktour and Giveaway

Moonstone Wolfmoon Book 1 By Nikki Broadwell Genre: Fantasy Romance Is magic gone from the world? Was it ever here? Read Moonstone and you might just believe in magic again! Fans of Juliet Marillier’s ‘Daughter of the Forest’ series will find themselves right at home. Finna is pregnant and proud of herself for being strong…