The Ravellers Guild (5)

Chapter 5 The inside of the Thread Court was almost as busy as the bustling streets outside. There was only one other black-robed raveller in sight. He sat behind a large desk near the entrance, surrounded by a queue of waiting people, wafting a sheet of paper in an attempt to dispel the warm estervan…

The Ravellers Guild (4)

Chapter 4 “Why do we bother wasting so much time worrying about the weather,” Senara asked, twirling a pen about her fingers. Her long, light brown hair loose and draping around her face, shading it from the torchlight. “Today, sun. Tomorrow, rain. Would the empire collapse if it had to figure out when to plant…

The Ravellers Guild (3)

Chapter 3 A foulness lurked within the western Threads, marring them with the seep of death soon to come. Tahnner’s vision flooded with gold as he followed the beasts entwined in the Threads of two days hence. Three of them skulked down the mountain, their skeletal bodies protected from the snowy peaks by the shabby…

The Ravellers Guild (2)

Chapter 2 “Did you see anything yet?” Haret asked, staring out over the eastern balcony as the Threads faded with the dawn, his voice emotionless as he asked the same question he did every Rising and Setting. He had tried lying to Haret for the first few days, pretending he had seen something in Threads….

The Ravellers Guild

Chapter 1 No-one had bothered to explain the reason for the uncomfortable outfit, or why his mother cried when she kissed him goodbye. All his father had told him was not to disgrace the family – the same warning he had given a hundred times over. The new clothes chaffed, the tight fabric digging into…

An unusual fantasy bursting with humour

Urban fantasy is not a genre I have delved into much, but I loved each of these series. Their comic timing made me burst into laughter at all the inappropriate moments. Filled with unique humour and unusual situations, they allow hilarity to ensue. Click the book covers to go to the Goodreads page to check out…

Passionate historical stories on the verge of not being fantasy

These books are for when you are in the mood for something on the tamer side of fantasy. Blink and you might even miss the magical elements. These big books are for the day-dreamers, for when your imagination takes over and transports you so far into the story you forget you are reading words on…

Male protagonists with wit and cunning I fell in love with

If you have read any of these, then think of how much you enjoyed the main character and this should apply to the others. For me, each of these authors have ascended to the next level of writing. They have created worlds so complete that I could well believe that they exist in a parallel…

Excitement, adventure, love and ass-kicking

These books have it all, heart-wrenching romances, fast-paced plots and plenty of action filled adventuring. They are escapism in its purest form and will fill your reading hours with excitement. Click the book covers to go to the Goodreads page to check out the blurb and wonderful reviews. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas – Few stories…

What mood of Fantasy strikes your fancy?

Fantasy according to what you are in the mood for. If you are anything like me, finding a new book is hard. Committing to invest your precious out-of-work reading hours into an unknown can often result in disappointment and abandoned, unfinished stories. Sometimes I search for hours for a novel with a feisty heroine, one who goes…