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UNEVEN BREAK (A SHORT STORY by MARK LAWRENCE)

Originally posted on that thorn guy:
? “I never sleep. Not ever.” “Just resting your eyes?” She snuggles closer. “Not even that.” I’d rather stare blind at the night. At least that’s natural. Just an absense of light. The darkness…

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SLEEPING BEAUTY by MARK LAWRENCE

Sleeping Beauty by Mark Lawrence Genre: Fantasy – Grimdark Series: The Broken Empire #2.5 Publisher: Self Published (July 2013) Author Information: Website | Twitter Length: 33 pages My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Jorg Ancrath as sleeping beauty? Sounds … Continue reading

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DURING THE DANCE by MARK LAWRENCE

During the Dance by Mark Lawrence Genre: Contemporary Fantasy Series: Stand-alone short story Publisher: Self Published (July 4, 2014) Author Information: Website | Twitter Length: 9 pages My Rating: five out of five stars. This is a short story penned … Continue reading

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TOUGH TRAVELING — TYRANTS

Every Thursday, Nathan over at Fantasy Review Barn hosts a weekly party where blogs get to follow along with Diana Wynne Jones’ hilarious book The Tough Guide to Fantasyland: The Essential Guide to Fantasy Travel listing their favorite books with … Continue reading

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TOUGH TRAVELING — NECROMANCERS!

Every Thursday, Nathan over at Fantasy Review Barn hosts a weekly party where blogs get to follow along with Diana Wynne Jones’ hilarious book The Tough Guide to Fantasyland: The Essential Guide to Fantasy Travel listing their favorite books with … Continue reading

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KING OF THORNS (THE BROKEN EMPIRE #2) by MARK LAWRENCE

King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence Genre: Fantasy – Grimdark Series: The Broken Empire #2 Publisher: Harper Voyager (April 25, 2013) Author Information: Website | Twitter Length: 597 pages My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. THE SOCIOPATH IS AT … Continue reading

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Why Grimdark Isn’t For Me!

Like the headline boldly announces and the picture clearly illustrates, everything is cooler when it is grimdark, which seems to mean lots of amoral, ultra-realistic killing and maiming will even make the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles badass. Well, I’ve pondered … Continue reading

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Fantasy Violence: Too Realistic or Not?

Many reviewers believe fantasy has become too violent, too ultra-realistic in that violence. Many of those critics point to Mark Lawrence’s series The Broken Empire as a prime example of their premise. Since Emperor of Thrones was released today, I … Continue reading

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