Story: This Is Home

Iain MacKinnon is an original character (OC) created for roleplay at the Warden’s Vigil role-playing community. I used to be one of the moderators of the board and the profile of another character, Serafina MacKinnon, captured my interest. Serafina had a twin and he was missing, presumed dead. I thought, ‘What if…’ and Iain poppedContinue reading “Story: This Is Home”

Review: The Palace Job

The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes My rating: 4 of 5 stars I normally start a review with a small plot summary, but so much happened in this novel, my plot summary would not be small. Long story short, Loch and her… I want to call it a ragtag band; her collection of accomplices feelContinue reading “Review: The Palace Job”

Review: The Chocolatier’s Wife

The Chocolatier’s Wife by Cindy Lynn Speer My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Chocolatier’s Wife by Cindy Lynn Speer is a tale of mystery, adventure and romance. On William Almsley’s seventh birthday, the identity of his future wife is revealed. The ritual, performed by a wise woman every year since his birth, is supposedContinue reading “Review: The Chocolatier’s Wife”

Review: Goddess of the Dance

The Goddess of Dance by Anna Kashina My rating: 4 of 5 stars In The Princess Of Dhagabad, the princess managed the impossible: she freed a djinn from slavery. In defiance of her father’s plans and what was best for the kingdom, she followed her heart with the belief she and Hasan would live happilyContinue reading “Review: Goddess of the Dance”

Review: Alt Hist Issue 4

Alt Hist by Mark Lord My rating: 3 of 5 stars The fourth issue of Alt Hist magazine features six stories of horror, history and fantasy: Restless by Dylan Fox set in the 1860s onboard a fleet of British ironclad warships steaming towards China. Kleine Menschen by Eric Jackson is a historical fantasy story setContinue reading “Review: Alt Hist Issue 4”