Author Archives: Sarah Sawyer

Transitions

From the beginning, I’ve intended this blog to be a resource and connecting point for Christians who love fantasy, not a personal life record. Yet in the past few months, I’ve ended up sharing several things going on in my … Continue reading

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Winged Horses and Wingabeasts
(A Guest Post by Janalyn Voigt)

I’ve tweaked my blog schedule this week to participate in a blog tour for Janalyn Voigt, whose epic fantasy novel DawnSinger released several months ago. She’s graciously offered to give away one copy of her novel (in your choice of … Continue reading

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The Nacirema

In one of my college history classes, we read an article on the Nacirema. This essay originally appeared in the American Anthropologist magazine in 1956, and a subsequent article showed up in the Natural History magazine in 1972. In a … Continue reading

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Beauty and Imagination

“Beauty awakens the soul to act.” Dante Alighieri This quote came to mind when I watched this music video of a violinist dancing along the coast of New Zealand and playing her own medley of music from Lord of the … Continue reading

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The Enduring Legacy of C.S. Lewis:
A Life of Integrity

Two years ago, the C.S. Lewis foundation began the process of creating a college under his name, one that would reflect his pursuit of Christianity within the academic realm. They want to hold a high intellectual standard, while encouraging discussion … Continue reading

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Christian Fantasy News and Releases, August 2012

August releases DawnSinger by Janalyn Voigt (I missed featuring this one when it came out a month ago) The High Queen is dying… At the royal summons, Shae mounts a wingabeast and soars through the air to the high hold … Continue reading

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Ancient Automatons

Perhaps it’s no surprise that as a reader and writer of fantasy, I’m interested in unusual inventions and ancient technologies, devices from our world that may provide inspiration for unique fantasy realms. And the inventions of Hero (sometimes known as … Continue reading

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The Road Less Traveled:
A Character Journey

The Road Less Traveled By Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it … Continue reading

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Fantasy Novel Repeats

Recently, I read The Orphan King by Sigmund Brouwer, a historical fantasy novel that released this month. The concept seemed familiar, and the further I got into the story, the more confident I was that I had read the book … Continue reading

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Imagination and the Infinite Story

“We are all limited to five senses (that we know of), and we must live in and interact with this world, with art and language that is much too big for us. But we also have imaginations and a creative … Continue reading

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