Raina Nightingale's Paths of Fantasy; blog posts about fiction, fantasy, art, and book reviews. Adventure awaits.

Moodboards and Launch: Kindred of the Sea is available!

Hello! This is the day Kindred of the Sea comes out! The ebook is still $2.99, it's available from most retailers, including Amazon Kindle, and for some reason Amazon isn't carrying the Illustrated Edition of the Paperback, so I'm going to have to figure out what I might be able to do about that. Here's …

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Eshekign, Alaeran Mermaid: Creature Art for Alaer and Kindred of the Sea

Hello! I just finished this picture of a mercreature from my ocean world, Alaer. It took me most of May, not that I spent most of my time on it, but figuring out how to do the ocean was a real challenge. Alaer boasts two aquatic semi-humanlike creatures. One of them is somewhat dolphin-like, breathing …

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Portrait of Corostomir: Character Art for Kindred of the Sea

Today I'm featuring a portrait of Corostomir that was sketched in pencil by an artist friend of mine, and which I scanned and digitally colored. Corostomir is the primary Point-of-View character of my up-coming release, Kindred of the Sea, and you can see the Cover Reveal for that here. Corostomir is the asexual partner of …

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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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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, 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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