THE DRAGONCROWN WAR CYCLE by Michael A. Stackpole is one of my all time favorite fantasy series. I became initially hooked when, looking for free audio fantasy stories to listen to at work. I found the first 300 or so pages of FORTRESS DRACONIS available as an audio podcast on iTunes. This marketing approach worked, […]Read More THE DRAGONCROWN WAR CYCLE BY MICHAEL A. STACKPOLE REVIEW
We’re diving back into sword and sorcery month this February. Once again a panel of experts have been assembled, this time to give us a list of their favorite creatures of the genre. I’ll also be discussing one of my all time favorite fantasy series and more. So, light your torches and ready your swords […]Read More SWORD AND SORCERY MONTH RETURNS NEXT MONTH
CHAMPIONS OF AETALTIS (2015) is an anthology edited by Marc Tassin and John Helfers which is published by Mechanical Muse. It marks the first Kick-Starter I’ve ever backed. I made the jump both because the book was filled with such amazing writers, and because I trusted Marc Tassin to put out a top-notch product. I […]Read More CHAMPIONS OF AETALTIS ANTHOLOGY REVIEW
I’ve written before about my childhood love of 80’s adventure game books, and I certainly bought my fair share of them. Choose Your Own Adventure, Which-Way, Endless Quest, Fighting Fantasy, Interplanetary Spy, and Find Your Fate, are just a few of the series I enjoyed. In a previous article I covered some of my favorite […]Read More FANTASY-THEMED ADVENTURE GAMEBOOKS
I found some nice anthologies during recent trips to Half Price Books and Goodwill. Here’s a quick look at my haul. NIGHT SCREAMS: 22 STORIES OF TERROR EDITED BY ED GORMAN & MARTIN H. GREENBERG (1996) – Boasting stories by horror icons such as Clive Barker, Al Sarrantonio, William F. Nolan, F. Paul Wilson, and […]Read More UNEARTHED TREASURES 6: RECENT FINDS
The barbarian adventurer Conan, created by Robert E. Howard in the 1930’s, has continued on from his short story roots to be featured in novels, movies, role playing games, cartoons, live-action television shows, and comic books on his way to becoming the single most iconic sword and sorcery character ever. While these further exploits penned […]Read More Conan!
Weapons have long played a key in role in the fantasy genre, most commonly taking the form of swords, but everything from daggers to bows to magic rings and more have made their mark along the way. Many of these iconic tools of combat have been granted names, including those possessing no magical properties whatsoever […]Read More THE ULTIMATE FANTASY WEAPONS LIST