Category Archives: Fantasy

Catholic Book Release: Crusader (Saint Tommy, NYPD Book 5)

Crusader is here. Still working abroad, Detective Tommy Nolan has a hot tip that leads him to Germany. Women and children are disappearing from Catholic Bavaria. The local police have their hands tied. Tommy is the last hope for answers. Yet … Continue reading

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Review: Fade, by Daniel Humphreys

With the novel Making Peace, I noted that I found the successor to Terry Pratchett. Now, it seems I’ve tripped over the spiritual successor to Jim Butcher. Where the hell have all of these people been hiding? Yes, yes, I know … Continue reading

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Review: War Demons

The Devil went down to Georgia. He was looking for a soul to steal.And this time, he isn’t coming with a violin. Welcome to War Demons, by Russell Newquist.** When he came home, so did they… Driven by vengeance, Michael … Continue reading

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Steel Yourself for the Live-Action Fullmetal Alchemist

As you might expect, I approached Netflix’s live-action version of Fullmetal Alchemist with some trepidation. Sure, it’s far from my favorite anime, but a guy can worry. After all, there’s not exactly a stellar track record for live-action versions of … Continue reading

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Book Awards Season, 2018

If you’re like me, you’re a little weary of posts about awards. Though I’m of the persuasion where I ignore everything but book awards, and I still ignore most of those. This will be a quick reminder for those out … Continue reading

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Review: Rachel and the Many-Splendored Dreamland

Poor Rachel Griffin. She’s spent the last six weeks going through a lot of trauma. She’s been sent to the infirmary so often, she’s bucking for a record. She holds secret that could destroy the universe. Friends have died. She’s been … Continue reading

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Review: The Raven, the Elf, and Rachel 

You might remember that I reviewed the Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin, by L. Jagi Lamplighter, in which a magical girl ended up at a magical school, collected nearly a dozen magical friends, joined a fraternity, investigated a mystery, saw … Continue reading

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Review: Monster Hunter Files

If you don’t know Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter International series, this would be a place to start. It’s a world where the forces of darkness are driven back by men and women with nerves of steel, bullets of lead, silver, … Continue reading

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Tales of the Once and Future King Anthology is here

Okay, to be perfectly technical, the anthology Tales of the Once and Future King is only available for preorder. And, as of this exact minute, only available as a Kindle.Yeah. I know. Don’t look at me, I’m not in charge of this … Continue reading

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DragonCon 2017: The Logic of Magic

A panel on developing magic systems, with Jim Butcher, Kathryn Hinds, Faith Hunter, and Elizabeth Moon. Yeah, sorry about the audio on this one. Turn the volume up to maximum, and concentrate real hard. Otherwise, you may not be able … Continue reading

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DragonCon 2017: Keeping the Peace: Liaison Characters in UF

Whether striving to improve communication & relations between supernatural & human communities, or between different groups within the supernatural world, our panelists’ characters often find themselves in the position of peacemaker. Panelists: Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, Delilah S. Dawson, Kim … Continue reading

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The LEGO Ninjago Movie

As we all know, I’m a self-professed Lego fanboy. I’m also involved with an RLUG (an official club recognized by Lego, with some access to certain perks), and got an invite to see all three Lego franchise films before they … Continue reading

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Why Vatican Ninjas?

I think the first time I came up with the concept of Vatican ninjas was as a joke during a Dan Brown review. The protagonist stated that he, personally, knew the current pope, and therefore he was certain that the Catholic … Continue reading

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The 2017 Dragon Award Ballot Is In!

Vote early, vote often …. Sorry, some Chicago humor. Anyway, he Dragon Award Ballot went live for 2017 Let’s take a look, see if we know any names. Best Science Fiction Novel Babylon’s Ashes by James S.A. Corey A Closed and Common … Continue reading

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Catholic Dragon Award Suggestions

Since we have not mentioned this since February, It’s occurred to me that the first post was probably a little too cavalier in that Dragon Award post. We should spell out what the bleep is going on a little bit … Continue reading

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Review: The Raven, the Elf, and Rachel

The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin had a magical girl, who ended up at a magical school, collected nearly a dozen magical friends, joined a fraternity, investigated a mystery, saw an omen that heralds the doom of worlds, headed off an … Continue reading

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Dragon Awards Are Live

Last year, we released footage of the first annual Dragon Awards, the official award of DragonCon, one of the world’s largest SFF conventions. And now, the Dragons are once again upon us. The nominations process has begun. However, I don’t recommend … Continue reading

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Continuing a Catholic Romance Novel

I had a great many reactions to my novel Honor At Stake. If you read the original Lori review on this site, you may have noticed in is that it’s a romance. It’s also one that doesn’t follow the standard … Continue reading

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Top 10 Catholic Books to Give this Christmas

In my family, the easiest thing in the world is to give the gift of books. And, seriously, who doesn’t read? If your first thought is “I don’t read,” then I will ask you how exactly this post is getting … Continue reading

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Review: Iron Chamber of Memory

John C Wright has pulled off a great trick with his latest novel, Iron Chamber of Memory. What started out as a Nora Roberts style romantic comedy ended in an epic battle on the scale of Mary Stewart and her … Continue reading

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