Category: Fantasy

Grimdark #17, October 2018

Hello, my shadowed siblings!

Grimdark #17 brings three stories to the table this October, starting with “A Risk of Malice” by Devin Madson, “Child of the Emptyness” by Amanda J. Spedding, and “A Place of Peace and Joy and Rest” by Brian Staveley.

Click on the link below to read my review, written for Tangent Online.  It’ll open the review on in a new tab.

Grimdark #17 Review, published on TangentOnline.com on October 12, 2018.


Aurealis #114, September 2018

Hello, my shadowed siblings!

Aurealis #114 features three original stories, including the future of dating in “Fail” by Sarah Napier, a smoking hot form of revenge in “A Figure in the Haze,” and a sparking fantasy a tale in “The Glassblower’s Peace” by James Rowland.

Click on the link below to read my review, written for Tangent Online.  It’ll open the review on in a new tab.

Aurealis #114 Review, published on TangentOnline.com on September 15, 2018.


Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores, August 2018

This month, Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores brings us a story by Joan Stewart called “Rapunzel—A Re-Winding.”  I really quite liked this story.  Stewart takes the familiar tale and turns it a bit on its head, exploring notions like love, magic, and misconceptions.  If you love fairy tales, then you’ll enjoy this.

Click on the link below to read my review, written for Tangent Online.  It will open a new tab directly to the review on TO’s website.

Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores Review, published on TangentOnline.com on September 1, 2018.

Leave a note in the comments if you had the chance to read Stewart’s story!


Maidenfall by Tara Grímravn

As originally published on Medium

Who’s the girl, then? Come now…It must be someone here in Eskivik sent you trekking all the way up that mountain to Maidenfall. The lovely Vigdis, maybe? Or dark-haired Ragnhild? You’ve fancied her ever since I can remember. Ah, the peddler’s daughter, is it? Esja’s her name, right? Aye, a pretty one, that. I can see how she stole your heart. By the look of you, I’m guessing you feel your tribute to Itaia was successful then? You’ll find out soon enough, I’m sure — Esja usually comes ‘round to the tavern this time of day with her wares.


A Fairy Tale: Black Aghy by Tara Grímravn

As originally published on Medium and The Magikal Rite (October 2017)

Take heed, children, and be mindful of your ma and fa lest you be lost like so many before you. Scoff if you will, you little skelpie-limmer, but there’s strange and terrifying creatures afoot in this wide world of our’n. In fact, it wasn’t so long ago that such a terrible thing happened at the edge of our own Umgol Forest, deep and dense. ’Twas three young brothers — Joreth the eldest, Jochen the youngest, and Jofrey in the middle between the two — that lived along the tree line in a small cottage with their mother and father. Father was a woodsman and a hunter, tall and strong like an oak tree. Mother, a clever and pretty lass, sold eggs from their hens and butter from their cows at the market in the small town of Umgol’fen. They were poor, to be sure, but happy, and together they earned just enough to provide them with what they needed. There were always plenty of candles to sew by and wood enough to keep them warm on cold nights, and that was enough for them.


Cirsova #8, Summer 2018

I reviewed this quarterly magazine in June 2018 for Tangent Online.

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Cirsova #8, Summer 2018 Review, published on TangentOnline.com on June 3, 2018.

 


The Naera by Tara Grímravn

As originally published on Creepypasta

‘Tis a fine house, lad, to be sure, and well built. And ’tis sure I am that you and young Maglyn will be more than happy here till the end of your days. But I’ve said it afore and I’ll say it again—I wish I knew what possessed you to build so close to the cairn of Draugs Teigh and so far from me and your ma.