Tag: Fantasy

Cirsova #10, Winter 2018

Hello, my shadowed siblings!

Cirsova #10 has been released!  Featuring work by Spencer E. Hart, Frederick Gero Heimbach, Lauren Goff, and many others, readers will be sure to find something that tickles their fancy in this issue.

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

Cirsova #10 Review, published on TangentOnline.com on December 6, 2018.


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.


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.