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Uprooted by Naomi Novik My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book reminds me of the Buried Giant for the fact that both have a fairy tale quality to them. Eastern European folklore is well mined in this one. Stories rooted in history and legend are just...

My memory is long, longer even than my life. I remember those things that befell my poor mother before I cracked my shell. I am part of my ancestry, a long, thin line stretching into the dark past. A tenuous line to be sure, for...

Imagine sitting around a campfire with a group of friends. The flames have died to members, crickets chirp, The moon casts mottled shadows. Everyone waits breathlessly for the storyteller.   "Gather round and I will tell you the most extraordinary story you've ever heard...

As a writer you have to deal with all kinds of characters, many of them perceived as offensive or undesirable. You could write man vs. nature tales all day long and avoid this problem altogether, but if you find that plan limiting, then you're going...

“Are you really a magician?” Ben asked in a croaking voice. Ming turned with a glint in his eye. "Do you believe in magic?" "No." "Then how could I really be a magician?" Ben shrugged. "I could be wrong." "Oh, that's good." The old man snickered through yellowing teeth. "I...