The Chinese Chop or Stamp

The Chinese Chop Brandon Sanderson’s fantasy novella, The Emperor’s Soul, utilizes the Chinese chop as a tool for magic. In his novella a skilled artisan can use a chop to rewrite the history of an object to change an object or to change a person. An ugly glass jar can become an intricately designed porcelain […]

Book Recommendations: Feasts of Fates by Christian A. Brown

Book Recommendations: Feasts of Fates by Christian A. Brown This Book Recommendations┬átitle is on the: 2015 Kirkus Best Indie List Morigan lives a quiet life as the handmaiden to a fatherly old sorcerer named Thackery. But when she crosses paths with Caenith, a not wholly mortal man, her world changes forever. Their meeting sparks long […]

Writers on Writing: Paulo Coelho’s Introduction

Writers on Writing: Paulo Coelho’s Introduction This is a little something for readers who are interested in why writers become writers and what it takes to become a writer, or anything else your heart could possibly imagine. Not that long ago I was reading the tenth anniversary edition of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. The […]

Book Recommendations: Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson

Book Recommendations: The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson This Book Recommendations title has won the following award: 2013 Hugo winner for best novella When Shai is caught replacing the Moon Scepter with her nearly flawless forgery, she must bargain for her life. An assassin has left the Emperor Ashravan without consciousness, a circumstance concealed only […]