Category Archives: The Pithdai Gate

CONsole Room Wrap-Up

ShareTweet I should go to Doctor Who conventions more often. While I was off talking about weeping angels, companions, and Torchwood books of mine received three new 5-star reviews – one for God-Machine Chronicle, one for Demon: The Descent, and … Continue reading

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A Study in Pimpernel

ShareTweet Serious spoilers for The Scarlet Pimpernel lurk below. As I mentioned here last week, I’ve been reading The Scarlet Pimpernel with one of my Goodreads book clubs – a task I completed on Friday. I first heard of this … Continue reading

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Dissecting a Trope – First Love as Last Love

ShareTweet The trope I’m dissecting today has been a bit of a pet peeve of mine for a number of years. It works like this: The protagonist falls in love for the first time during the story and ends the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me

ShareTweet The Pithdai Gate got its first review on Goodreads – an almost embarrassingly glowing but nevertheless gratifying 5-star. I’m a Midwesterner. We have an awkward relationship with compliments. I now have first rough draft of Kingmaker’s sequel sitting on … Continue reading

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Incredibly Busy

ShareTweet The Pithdai Gate got its first review on Amazon this week – a four-star that makes an effort to remain fair and not hyperbolic in its praise, which I can appreciate. The book is also up on NetGalley and … Continue reading

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Hunt Your Muse and Hang Her Head on Your Wall

ShareTweet Matt tells me he’s almost finished with the first draft of the sequel to Kingmaker. I’m looking forward to reading it. I’d like to think my editors at Onyx Path Publishing feel the same way when I turn in … Continue reading

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A Couple Words on World-Building

ShareTweet The Pithdai Gate is now available pretty much everywhere ebooks are sold, and paperbacks are fully linked on both Barnes & Noble and Amazon. Remember that if you buy the paperback on Amazon you get the Kindle version for … Continue reading

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Release Day: The Pithdai Gate

ShareTweet The Pithdai Gate is now live on nearly all sales channels: Amazon (ebook; paperback), Smashwords, Barnes & Noble (ebook and paperback), Kobo, and Apple (in the iBookstore). We have opted into Amazon Matchbook with all our titles, including this … Continue reading

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A Codex of Complaints about Jim Butcher’s Furies of Calderon

ShareTweet As folks who follow this blog have probably figured out by now, I’m a huge fan of fantasy – particularly various flavors of high fantasy (fantasy set in another world). I read fantasy because I genuinely enjoy it. However, … Continue reading

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Food and the Fantasy Novel

ShareTweet It has become something of a tradition in the fantasy genre to lavish great attention on the food characters eat. The plot might concern an epic battle against a world-destroying monster. The heroes might wield powers that move Heaven … Continue reading

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