Review: The Ea Cycle by David Zindell

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The Ea Cycle series by David Zindell is comprised of the following books:

  • The Lightstone: The Ninth Kingdom
  • The Lightstone: The Silver Sword
  • The Lord of Lies
  • Black Jade
  • The Diamond Warriors

Plot:

Valashu Elahad is the seventh son of the King of Mesh, one of the nine kingdoms of the Valari warriors. But unlike many of his kin, he aims to be a warrior of the soul instead of the sword and abhors war. So when he is asked to join in the quest to find the fabled Lightstone – that wonderful gelstei that will make men more than men and bring the people of Ea to an Age of light and love and wonder – he jumps at the opportunity. After all, why wouldn’t he try to go after  the one thing that will stop Morjin, the Red Dragon of Sakai, who himself is more than a man, from obtaining the ultimate power? But little does Valashu know, and little do his companions know, of the fate of the world and their own. And of the fate of the Maitraya, the Shining One. Continue reading

Review: The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks

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The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks is comprised of the following three books:

  • The Way of Shadows
  • Shadow’s Edge
  • Beyond the Shadows

Plot:

The Night Angel Trilogy follows the life of guild rat Azoth who tries to live a better life by becoming an apprentice of legendary wetboy Durzo Blint. Wetboys are superb assassins, who don’t have targets, but ‘deaders’, because they never mess up. And Durzo is the best of them all. Azoth takes up the name Kylar Stern and tries to leave his old world behind while learning his trade. But he finds himself unable to let go of some of the people he cares about:  his friends Jarl and Elene.

When the Kalidorians attempt a take-over, Kylar learns his master’s shocking secret. As he flees the country and tries to leave his wetboy days behind, he realizes that he can’t escape his fate. He is the Night Angel. He has to serve out justice and retribution. Soon, the fate of the world is in his hands. Continue reading

I love editing!

You know, I never really thought about editing as something I love to do. I mean, I like doing it sure; I edit almost every day for hellokpop. But I never thought I’d love it as much as I do. Until a friend of mine gave me his Fantasy story to read that is. It was just the beginning of his story, but I was immediately in editor mode – red pen ready and everything. Of course, he had it on an iPad, so my wish to wield my mighty red pen went out the window, but I did get to seriously edit and insert comments about what I thought. Continue reading

Review – Xena: Warrior Princess

Xena: Warrior Princess had always been the series I’d get back to one day. I had caught a couple of episodes on TV, but never followed the series while it ran. Xena ran from 1995 till 2001 and only now, in 2012, have I taken the time to really sit down and watch it. A few weeks ago I started on it and I raced through the 6 seasons like you wouldn’t believe it. Continue reading

No one is able to enjoy such a feast than the one who throws a party in his own mind

This quote about writing from Selma Lagerlöf, illustrates how I experience writing.

I’ve just started to write again – after a long time of getting distracted by Bones, Dollhouse, Gokusen and a new dorama I discovered yesterday: Bloody Monday – and it feels good. I can finally let my imagination flow again, and even though the same flow won’t always apply when jotting down the words, I realize I’ve missed it. Continue reading