Monthly Archives: November 2010

Book Giveaway:
The Charlatan’s Boy by Jonathan Rogers

With the holidays upon us, I thought it about time for another book giveaway. So I’ll be giving away a copy of The Charlatan’s Boy by Jonathan Rogers (which is also the December Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy blog tour … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales and Interdiction: A Reflection of the Fall and Redemption

Often fairy tales, myths, and legends carry dim echoes of important truths…truths that are universal across time and culture. One such element, common in fairy tales, is interdiction (the forbiddance or prohibition of a specific act, whether explicit or implicit, … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

I know Thanksgiving is not until tomorrow, but I won’t be blogging then, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to wish all my blog readers a blessed and happy Thanksgiving. My husband and I will spend Thanksgiving Day with … Continue reading

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Food in Fantasy: Meaningful Meals
(Part Three of Three)

As I mentioned in the first post of this series, the role of food in fantasy novels is frequently more than just sustenance. Along those same lines, sometimes a meal shared by the characters serves as much more than a … Continue reading

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Obscure Christian Fantasy Novels

Christian fantasy (though not always called by such name) has a fairly long history, and many of the early authors of this genre I’ve mentioned here before–George MacDonald, GK Chesterton, CS Lewis, and JRR Tolkien. Going back a little further, … Continue reading

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Singing Planets

Have you heard the music of the spheres? Such a thing does exist, and an eerie, otherworldly sound it is. The first mention of star song comes from the Bible, as seen in passages like Psalm 19, which states: The … Continue reading

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Food in Fantasy: Appealing Dishes
(Part Two of Three)

Any discussion of food in fantasy would fall short if it failed to highlight some of the more delectable and appealing dishes.  So today’s post will be all about those foods and drinks I find most appealing, and I hope … Continue reading

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People Watching

I must confess, I people-watch. It’s not something intentional, it just…happens. People interest me, and there’s a wealth of story fodder in what you see and hear if you walk around paying attention. So when I’m running errands, sitting at … Continue reading

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Mythic Creatures: The Catoblepas

Most people have at least passing familiarity with unicorns, griffin, and kraken, but this month I thought I’d highlight a more obscure creature, intriguing for its sheer oddity. Name: Catoblepas Appearance: Overall, the catoblepas had a more uniform appearance than … Continue reading

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Food in Fantasy: An Overview
(Part One of Three)

With the Thanksgiving feast rapidly approaching, my thoughts turned to the role of food and feasting in fantasy. Quite a few unique foods and significant meals immediately came to mind. And I realized food forms an integral part of many … Continue reading

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