Film Review: Logan

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I’m a big fan of X-men and Marvel. I love super powers. Heck, one of my novels was basically inspired by X-men crossed into power rangers. So when Logan came out, I was very excited.

“Logan” takes the story on quite a different tone to the previous ones: no mass extermination, no victims of feat and discrimination, and actually almost zero supernatural powers save Logan’s regeneration and the ailing Xavier’s seizure-related psychic attacks until the kids came in at the very end. The CGI and imaginative ways the superpowers are used are some of the winning aspects of the series so on that aspect, I’m quite disappointed.

Contains spoilers, duh.

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Fantasy Politics

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Politics and fantasy might seem a peculiar combination. After all, one associates politics with real world conflicts, uncertainties, impending war, back-handed dealings, and lots and lots of unsavoury mud-slinging by politicians all around the world. Whatever does it have to do with the world of magic, elves, and spells? (Warning, may contain small spoilers)

If we look at the definition of politics, we see: “the activities associated with the governance of a country or area, especially the debate between parties having power”; “activities aimed at improving someone’s status or increasing power within an organization.” (Source: Google)

Contains minor spoilers.

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Completing Rune Mage and Camp NaNoWriMo July 2017

Guess what guess what??

*screams*

Camp Nanowrimo Jul2017

July camp NaNoWriMo is done! And also, Rune Mage is also done at 198k words and 100 chapters! My gosh, when I first started writing this in November 2016 as my NaNoWriMo project, I didn’t anticipate it to be this long. I was aiming for 100-120k and then kinda overshot. Oops.

Rune Mage has been the most Nano’d of my projects — it began its life in November 2016 as my second attempt at NaNoWriMo, and having journeyed through two camps (and the months in-between) I’m so chuffed that it’s finished before it turns a year old. Certainly my best work to date — but then again, I feel that way with every book completed.

The rest of Rune Mage will be updated daily on Radish Fiction (you can find it on the app) until its completion. The Wattpad one will be updated 2-3 times a week until completion; I would update more regularly but the algorithm can be quite unforgiving if I did that, so that’ll have to stay that way.

The next step is “what is the next step”? I have three plot bunnies waiting to be properly brewed; I also have significant editing of this story that needs to be done, now that the lore is fully established in my head — thanks mainly to my readers who ask me questions about the rules and limitations on a regular basis! Current plan is to go through the first fifty or so chapters and add in extra lore where there was confusion, mainly:

The differences between magics: flash, rune, burst

The genetics and inheritance of magic

And add more Seiren sass!

Over the next few weeks I’ll start plotting the new story. The plan is to kick it off on Radish before it will start on Wattpad… we shall see!

How did everyone fare on NaNo?

Meet My Villain #3 (Rise of the Vengeful Dragon)

This post is about one of the villains in my fantasy novel Rise of the Vengeful Dragon, which is free to read on Wattpad. As with all “Meet My Character” blog posts, this contains **SPOILERS**.

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Indie Spotlight: Someday I’ll be Redeemed

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Indie author promotion! “Someday I’ll be Redeemed” by Kelly Blanchard

Magic and war, deceit and mystery — check out this medieval fantasy sci-fi where kingdoms clash and love blossoms in an intricately-woven tale of a wronged man rising to the challenge.

Everyone thinks him to be dead–or guilty. Without a word or sighting of Prince Lorrek of Cuskelom these last ten years, all believe the rumors of his crimes, which he is said to have committed, are true. However, when he finally returns to clear his name, Lorrek realizes the only way to find redemption is to become the very man they think him to be in this time when advanced technology challenges ancient magic to war.

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Wattpad Spotlight: A Will of Steel

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Book promotion! “A Will of Steel” by isabellaawrites

Calling fantasy and dragon lovers! Is action and magic your thing? Is a fight for survival your cup of tea? Check this out!

As a renowned Drak Rider, Rhiannon Elers and her dragon, Iberax, fly all over Ilrion exploring what she never got to see when executing quests for her Master. All of a sudden, that new-found freedom is pulled out from beneath her.

Now on a mission for the king she has to find the Orb of Egregious in the forbidden Dark Lands. Not only will she be traveling all across Ilrion for this orb, but she has to do it with Darrin Hallacre – a fellow Drak Rider and the king’s pet. He is as charming and handsome as he is mysterious, and Rhiannon’s heart and mind is put to the ultimate test.

And just when Rhiannon thought she knew everything, a shocking truth forces her to take a step back and question everything, even herself.

Rhiannon will endure a quest that will not only alter her life forever, but prove that a will of steel is what she needs to survive.

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Wattpad Spotlight: Minstrel

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Book promotion! “Minstrel” by NightWing707

Check out this epic fantasy adventure set in medieval times, where music is forbidden and a young girl is pursued in her efforts to save her brother.

In a world where music is against the law, Creak, a young musician, finds herself as one of the king’s targets. In order to protect her brother, Creak leaves him behind and flees their home village. Fighting the king’s minions and her own internal battles Creak must make it to the rebels before she is caught by the young royal knight with mysterious eyes. But, traveling becomes a lot more dangerous when the king makes a wish that puts all musicians in danger. Will Creak survive or die trying to reach the rebels? What will happen to her brother? Are the rebels even safe?

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