Category Archives: Flashback Friday

Flashback Feature & Review: The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold

The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold tells the story of Cazaril, a man with a past as twisted and complicated as the challenges he faces. It all begins with Cazaril on the road, wearing nothing but rags, beaten down until he’s left a husk of his former self. Truth be told, I don’t… Read more »

Flashback Feature & Review: Priceless by Shannon Mayer (Vamp/Were/Witch Fantasy)

Priceless by Shannon Mayer is a self-published novel, which released in November of 2013. It is a released under the single-author imprint, HiJinks Ink Publishing. It is the first novel featuring Rylee Adamson. It is 234 pages long and is available in ebook ($0.99) and print ($9.44) formats. “My name is Rylee and I am a… Read more »

Flashback Friday Feature: Magic Kingdom for Sale — Sold! by Terry Brooks

Today, I’m going to a simpler time when escapes from reality could be purchased from notoriously-expensive wish catalogs. Terry Brooks’s Landover series won my heart sometime in the 1990s, as it let me really connect the real world with fantasy. My very, very, very Christian mother didn’t approve. I am pleased to present Magic Kingdom for sale —… Read more »

Flashback Friday Feature: Dark Horse by Mary H. Herbert (Traditional Fantasy)

In 1990, TSR (Wizards of the Coast) released Dark Horse, a traditional fantasy novel by Mary H. Herbert. Unlike many traditional novels written at the time — especially by a company dedicated to roleplaying games — this book targeted females without it being about romance, although there’s definitely a certain amount of romance presence. This… Read more »

Flashback Friday Feature: Birth of the Firebringer by Meredith Ann Pierce (YA)

When I was two years old, in 1985 to be exact, Birth of the Firebringer was released. An intriguing, captivating story about unicorns, gryphons, and all of the wild, magical things in the world, this story is meant to capture the imagination of children and teens alike. But, this story is one that defies age… Read more »

Flashback Friday Feature: Emerald House Rising by Peg Kerr (Trad Fantasy)

On this flashback friday feature, we zip back to 1997, to take a look at Peg Kerr’s Emerald House Rising. Released as a mass market paperback, this novel targets a female audience, although it’s a suitable read for most ages and both genders. Jena is the daughter and only child of Collas the Gemcutter, jeweler… Read more »