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Repentance has Nothing to do With Grief and Guilt

“In the place of the ashes of mourning, the LORD your God will give you the oil of gladness.” What comes to mind when you think of repentance? A lot of people think of sack cloth and ashes. At the beginning of Lent, which they term a season of repentance in preparation for celebrating Easter, …

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Portrait of Alis Luela (Art for the Legend of the Singer Duology)

I found Artbreeder and have been playing around on there, seeing if I can get anything that looks like any of my characters, since one thing I can never do is draw a face that looks remotely how I want! The Artbreeder portraits aren't perfect, but this one looks quite a lot like Alis (though …

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Book Review: Flirting with the Tempest (The Telverin Trilogy) by ARK Horton

Flirting with the Tempest Series: The Telverin Trilogy, #2 Author: A.R.K Horton Genre: Fantasy Book Description: Eya is done running from her enemy. Now, the very people who took her home and threatened her life should be scared of the exiled princess with new-found powers. Reunited with her brothers and bonding with new friends, Eya …

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Eldazin: Elf Edge of Night (Character from Sorceress of the Dryads)

Here is another character portrait (made with Artbreeder). From now (February 8, actually), until January 22, every Saturday will be a post of some art related to my up-coming release, Sorceress of the Dryads, 2nd in the Legend of the Singer Duology. This time, we feature Eldazìn, the Elf Edge of Night who is first …

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Book Review: Struggling with the Current (The Telverin Trilogy) by ARK Horton

Struggling with the Current Series: The Telverin Trilogy, #1 Author: A.R.K. Horton Genre: Fantasy Book Description: Princess Eya's life changes forever with the discovery of the Statue of the Goddess Winds, just as she's coming of age. The long over-looked kingdom of Hicares finds itself in a war it isn't prepared for against the far …

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Golden on the Wings of Eternity (Song from Sorceress of the Dryads) in Elethrian

This poem appears in Sorceress of the Dryads in English. Firstly, I will show the pictures of the song written in Elethrian (in one of two methods for writing that language), with the English translation below each stanza. Below that, there is an attempt to represent the Elethrian in the same characters used in English. …

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Book Review: Dragonsdawn (The Dragonriders of Pern) by Anne McCaffrey

Dragonsdawn Series: The Dragonriders of Pern Author: Anne McCaffrey Genre: Science Fiction Book Description: The Dragonmakers The beautiful planet Pern seemed a paradise to its new colonists – until unimaginable terror turned it into hell. Suddenly deadly spores were falling like silver threads from the sky, devouring everything – and everyone – in their path. …

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Consecrated Virginity in the Rotten Clergy City

I am furious right now. One of the “vocations” in the Roman Catholic Church (which is neither Catholic nor Church, and I cannot make a conclusive statement about the matter of whether it is Roman) is that of Consecrated Virginity. That does not bother me. It bothers a lot of people, and I can see …

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