Authors are allowed to 'review' their own books in Goodreads. Below is the review for my latest fantasy novel, The Jinn and the Two Kingdoms (Amazon link: https://amzn.to/3tbn5UU ). ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ “Thiago doesn’t think of himself as a demon, but he is. He’s a thief too, and therein lies this story.” The blurb for The Jinn … Continue reading Goodreads Author Review: THE JINN AND THE TWO KINGDOMS
UNION STATION by Ian Welke is a modern fantasy novel set in Los Angeles and published by a cool, boutique publisher, Omnium Gatherum. The story focuses on books. Its protagonist is a magician and ex-librarian with a complicated backstory, Tom Jackson, whose magical talent is to locate rare, valuable books (including a first edition Hemingway!). … Continue reading Book Review: UNION STATION by Ian Welke
My latest fantasy novel is now available on Amazon ( https://amzn.to/38BAvCg ). It's a literary fantasy with a fast-moving plot and strong male and female characters. Here's a description: Thiago doesn’t think of himself as a demon, but he is. He’s a thief too, and therein lies this story. A portal connects medieval Arabia to … Continue reading Fantasy novel just released: THE JINN AND THE TWO KINGDOMS
An expanded version of my essay on writing, ‘Gods and Tyrants’, has been posted on a leading fantasy book blog, Fantasy Book Critic. Check it out. The link is: https://bit.ly/3k3wUif And, by all means 'like' this post and/or follow my blog.
Trope and cliché aren’t that different. Maybe a good working definition can be that a ‘cliché’ is a badly done or over-used ‘trope’, while a ‘trope’ is a ‘cliché’ used imaginatively to remind the reader of what’s familiar and likable in a genre. In the former situation, the author is lazy; in the latter, they’re … Continue reading TROPES AND TRAPS – Avoiding Cliché in Fantasy Writing (part 2)