Stories and Why They Matter

I started to leave, then stopped. “Is it true? The story.” I made an inarticulate gesture. “The part you told today?” ”All stories are true,” Skarpi said. “But this one really happened, if that’s what you mean.” He took another slow drink, then smiled again, his bright eyes dancing, “More or less. You have toContinue reading “Stories and Why They Matter”

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight BOOK REVIEW

One of the many works of J.R.R. Tolkien published posthumously, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a necessary addition to the libraries of readers of Tolkien and of medieval English literature. It falls within the scope of the Arthurian legends, following the journey of the virtuous Sir Gawain as he embarks on a questContinue reading “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight BOOK REVIEW”

Chapter 1: A New Job

“Ranger!” The thickly accented voice cut through Heath’s moment of peace, driving a spike of pain into his mind. Well, maybe not quite a moment of peace. Regardless, his typical dark mood made worse by drink was usually enough to get folk to leave him alone. Why can’t a man be left to his ownContinue reading “Chapter 1: A New Job”

A World through Sapphire Eyes BOOK REVIEW

I picked up A World through Sapphire Eyes shortly after I met Marie Mackay through social media and discovering our mutual love of books, writing, and fantasy. It was at the beginning of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for you other writers out there), and as we shared updates about our works in progress, sheContinue reading “A World through Sapphire Eyes BOOK REVIEW”

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist ADVENTURE REVIEW

Set within the Forgotten Realms, Waterdeep: Dragon Heist brings players back to the Sword Coast, perhaps one of the greatest and well-known settings within Dungeons and Dragons. Brought together by the likes of the famous explorer and loremaster Volothamp Geddarm, characters in Dragon Heist are caught in the middle of a grand conspiracy involving someContinue reading “Waterdeep: Dragon Heist ADVENTURE REVIEW”

Rhythm of War, The Stormlight Archive Book 4 BOOK REVIEW

Contains mild spoilers for Rhythm of War and previous Stormlight Archive books.  As we all found ourselves requisitioned away to some degree during 2020, our means of enjoyment and entertainment were drastically challenged. How fortunate was it then to have one of the greatest storytellers of this generation release one of his greatest works inContinue reading “Rhythm of War, The Stormlight Archive Book 4 BOOK REVIEW”

Introductions

Welcome. At the genesis of something new, at the cusp of new acquaintances, I believe introductions are the best first course of action. So welcome to the space where my hope as a new writer and novice storyteller is to share my passion for storytelling, reading, writing, and engaging with stories across mediums can comeContinue reading “Introductions”

Norse Mythology BOOK REVIEW

It was my love of Neil Gaiman’s work and his storytelling craft that first turned me towards this work. It was in the midst of taking his Art of Storytelling MasterClass that I was first made aware that he had written a novel on the topic, and was thus appropriately titled Norse Mythology. Legends andContinue reading “Norse Mythology BOOK REVIEW”

An Introduction to Dungeons and Dragons

A world of magic, dragons, heroes, and untold possibilities. Originally published in 1974, Dungeons and Dragons has captured the imaginations of countless people across its nearly half century of life, and is going through what is largely considered its most unprecedented cycle of popularity. Different from all other forms of storytelling, Dungeons and Dragons hasContinue reading “An Introduction to Dungeons and Dragons”