The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn by Tyler Whitesides

Liar. Thief. Legend. Ardor Benn is no ordinary thief. Rakish, ambitious, and master of wildly complex heists, he styles himself a Ruse Artist Extraordinaire. When a priest hires him for the most daring ruse yet, Ardor knows he’ll need more than quick wit and sleight of hand. Assembling a dream team of forgers, disguisers, schemers, … Continue reading The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn by Tyler Whitesides

The ABC’s of Fantasy: Favorites by Letter- The Second Edition

Not too long ago, in an effort to fall asleep, I started thinking of fantastic fantasy authors in alphabetical order. It didn’t help me sleep, but I ended up with a pretty awesome list of fantasy authors I’d recommend (you can find that list here). Well, I’ve read some more pretty amazing fantasy since then, … Continue reading The ABC’s of Fantasy: Favorites by Letter- The Second Edition

From Merlin to Mistborn: A Discussion on Magic- And Now This

This week on my blog, we’re talking about magic systems: the possibilities are endless! Sometimes I read a book that has such a fascinating use of magic that I would happily read an entire book that talks only about the magic and how it works, how it affects the characters, or how its development or … Continue reading From Merlin to Mistborn: A Discussion on Magic- And Now This

The End of the Year Roundup Tag

Spells and Spaceships has the coolest content! I loved this roundup tag, especially since I’ve read so many amazing books this year. Here’s my take: let me know what you think! 1. The most kick butt character: Look at me, starting out by cheating. I’m naming not one, but three characters. I’m a rebel like … Continue reading The End of the Year Roundup Tag

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas: 2020 Adult Fiction Edition

I have been looking forward to writing this post! This has been a particularly excellent year for adult fiction and there are so many amazing books that would make for great gifts. So, without further ado, here goes! The Last Smile in Sunder City and Dead Man in a Ditch by Luke Arnold Holy wow, … Continue reading It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas: 2020 Adult Fiction Edition

A Class Above: D&D Classes in Books-Rogues and Rangers

Over the last few days, I’ve been talking about roleplaying classes in books. A “class” is a set of criteria that sort of shows what type of character someone is playing. For example, boiled down, a paladin is a holy warrior. Examples of different Dungeons and Dragons character classes can be found all throughout literature. … Continue reading A Class Above: D&D Classes in Books-Rogues and Rangers

My Favorite Reads of 2020

Well, this has been an… interesting year. If you can name it, chances are it’s happened. I’ve learned a lot about the strength many of my acquaintances possess. I truly wish they hadn’t needed to use so much strength and determination to make it through the year, but if wishes were horses, we’d all be … Continue reading My Favorite Reads of 2020