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Book Review: We Hunt the Flame (The Sands of Arawiya) by Hafsah Faizal

We Hunt the Flame Series: The Sands of Arawiya, #1 Author: Hafsah Faizal Genre: Fantasy Book Description: People lived because she killed. People died because he lived. Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, …

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SPFBO 8 Author Spotlight: Bruce McKnight with Forged in Flame

Hello! Continuing my Self-Published Blog-Off 8 Author Spotlight and Interview series (more information about the Blog-Off on Mark Lawrence's site here) we have Bruce McKnight whose SPFBO 8 entree is Forged in Flame, a story that includes nuanced orcs and characters who are fundamentally unsuited to what they have to do. Danger closes in from …

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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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The Wind Song (Tara-lin – Children of the Dryads)

Wind of the mountainsWind of the hillsCome to my aidCome to the aid of the trees Wind of the mountainsWind of the hillsFly sudden swiftTurn the arrows' way from us Wind of the mountainsWind of the hillsHear me now!Gust and blow and swirl around! Wind of the mountainsWind of the hillsCome with wildnessWild and fierce …

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Escape from the Valor Hall: An Excerpt from Children of the Dryads

Over the weeks, more people arrived. Tara-lin was introduced to human ladies, and she found their company exasperating, for the most part. It was not long before Lìrulin came to them. When Earnrìl had come back from the sea, she had borrowed her horse and ridden to them. It was now certain that she was …

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Song of the Dragon-Sword: A Poem from DragonSword

The Dragon-sword is arisen at lastRe-forged in the flame and light of old.Winged in the hand of its bearer it rises;Through death and life and death again he lives. The stars in the earth are freed at lastAnd their Guardian arisen in light.The war is begun; the war shall now be won!Through death and life and …

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Hope: A Poem for DragonWing

Down the dark'ning halls Of frozen night and colder lightFlies an angel wingedOf tidings true the messenger. Cracks impris'ning ice;A burning day and warmer darkDawns in shadow brightThat brings a death of fairer life. A once-frozen lifeGives way to death as cold as ice –Death can break life's deathTurn living death to dying life. To die, to rise high …

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Dragonrider’s Nuisance: An Excerpt

Noren saddled Evena, and mounted her. It was a couple hours since sunrise and the realization that the partner of his heart was a member of the persecuted race of dragons, whose existence he had still then doubted. He now understood the source of the change in how Silmavalien had regarded the 'gods,' which he …

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