Category Archives: Historical

History – Real and Fictional « L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website

http://www.lemodesittjr.com/2015/02/17/history-real-and-fictional/ Insights from Modesitt on believable world building. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Book Review: Lord of Emperors by Kay (4 Stars)

Lord of Emperors by Guy Gavriel Kay 4 out of 5 stars Read in June 2010 The characters I related to best surprised me in this second half of the Sarantine Mosaic duology. I wept more than once for a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ysabel by Kay (3.5 Stars)

Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay 3.5 out of 5 stars Read in Nov/Dec 2013 Synopsis (excerpts from author’s website Bright Weavings): Provence, in the south of France, is a part of the world that has been—and continues to be—called a … Continue reading

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10 Key Terms That Will Help You Appreciate Fantasy Literature

http://io9.com/10-key-terms-that-will-help-you-appreciate-fantasy-lite-1463800561 Brush up on your fantasy sub genres with this article from io9. Which one is your favorite? Which one will you try next? Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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eBook Review: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Irving (3 Stars)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving 3 out of 5 stars Read in December 2008 Washington Irving painted beautifully detailed scenes of rural New England. He also had a healthy sense of humor and wit. This story read … Continue reading

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Book Review: His Majesty’s Dragon by Novik (4 Stars)

His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik 4 out of 5 stars Read in November 2008 Why do I love tales of adventure on the high seas? Is it because I’ve always lived in Kansas, thousands of miles away from the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ben-Hur by Wallace (5 Stars)

Ben-Hur: a tale of Christ by Lew Wallace 5 out of 5 stars Read in May 2009 Warning: Spoilers This was the first book of historical fiction I ever read. It was also the first Christian fiction I read. I … Continue reading

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