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Half-elf Tara-lin and Gryphon: Fan Art for Children of the Dryads by Samantha Kroese

Hello everyone! Samantha Kroese made this fan art for Children of the Dryads a while ago, and I just haven't gotten around to sharing it on here until recently! It is such a pleasure to get fan art! So here is Tara-lin with a gryphon. Tara-lin is the half-elf protagonist of Children of the Dryads …

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Book Review: The Last Prince (The Coming of Áed) by EG Radcliff

The Last Prince Series: The Coming of Áed, #2, Prequel Author: E.G. Radcliff Genre: Fantasy Book Description: In a hellish city, the fate of a young boy rests on the very thing he fears most... Robbed of his childhood by tragedy and betrayal and forced onto the streets, only fury makes young Ninian feel whole …

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Tara-lin and the Dryad Kalithalias: Art for Sorceress of the Dryads

I've had an idea of doing this scene from Sorceress of the Dryads for a while now. I'm still binging on GIMP, so I made it digitally. This is also the first time I've done a (nearly complete) humanoid face (that's not supposed to belong to something evil) that I'm reasonably satisfied with. Tara-lin is …

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Book Review: The 13th Zodiac by Azshure L. Krauch

The 13th Zodiac Series: The 13th Zodiac, #1 Author: L. Krauch Series: Fantasy Book Description: Running from his past finally catches up to Jase Raion, an ex-member of the Ashen Guard and the Crown Prince of Chall. After settling on the island of Aria, he receives an unexpected contract: The lost princess of Aria was …

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A Meditation on the Cry of Immanuel: My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?

“Surely He has borne our griefs and He has carried our sorrows. Yet we considered Him stricken, crushed by God and afflicted. He was pierced for our transgressions. He was crushed for our iniquities. He was afflicted for our cure, and by His wounds we are healed.” “He bore our sins in His own body …

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Book Review: The Treekeepers by Susan McGree Britton

The Treekeepers Series: Standalone Author: Susan McGee Britton Genre: Fantasy Book Description: When a baby in her village falls gravely ill, only Bird, a tough, streetwise urchin, has the presence of mind to rush for a special kind of help. The baby survives after her forehead is rubbed with a mysterious liquid … and Bird's …

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Book Review, Guest Post, Giveaway, and Art: Merchants of Knowledge and Magic (Merchants of the Pentagonal Dominion) by Erika McCorkle

Merchants of Knowledge and Magic Series: Merchants of the Pentagonal Dominion, #1, Standalone Author: Erika McCorkle Genre: Epic Fantasy (intended for adults) Publication Date: April 8th Book Description: “My secret would plunge the world into chaos.” “How much is it worth?” Calinthe is an asexual dragonfly-person who was sent on a mission to find two …

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#IndieApril Updates and Expectations – and Narratess Sale

April comes around. First off, I entered the first ever Indie April Narratess Sale with Children of the Dryads. That's a sale of 99cent and 1.99cent independently published science fiction that will be taking place from April 18nth to April 22nd. So be looking for that. I will post an update/reminder just before the sale …

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Character Art of Lyan and Shobura from Sorceress of the Dryads

I got a real computer graphics program - GIMP - in late December of last year. Since then, I've been exploring how to use it and make various kinds of art with it. This is my first time doing character art (as opposed to monster art), as well as my first time (successfully) making a …

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