Novel #4 Update

For the past few months I’ve been working on a fantasy novel about Kat, a spirited peasant girl, and her quest to resurrect her younger brother Colton. Although I am nowhere near done, I’m thrilled by this novel. I’ve created a stunning world with its own legends, history, and complex cast of characters. Ah, and there is … More Novel #4 Update

Book Review: The Wise Man’s Fear

Alright. So I read “The Name of the Wind” sequel in record time, but I haven’t managed to review it because…meh, I was lazy. No reason to beat around the bush. For “The Name of the Wind” review: https://andrewlaydenegg.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/book-review-the-name-of-the-wind/ Patrick, buddy, you did it again. Great book! But don’t think you will escape without a few … More Book Review: The Wise Man’s Fear

Book Review: Lolita

This is easily one of my favorite books. I’m sorry, but I have barely any complaints. To quote John Updike, “Nabokov writes prose the only way it should be written: ecstatically.” Honestly, I would’ve just stopped at “written.” Before I give a more thorough review, I must preface by saying that you need to read this … More Book Review: Lolita

Fantasy Troubles

Since my last post, I’ve been thinking…fantasy is one tough genre. There are so many pitfalls, so many cliches, and it almost feels like all the fantasy stories that could be told, have been told. Yeah, yeah, there are no new stories, only new ways of telling them. Whatever. Most fantasy stories take place in … More Fantasy Troubles