Christian SpecFic

Review of Alara’s Call

Review of Alara’s Call

Celebrating the Release of Kristen Stieffel’s Debut Novel I am so excited about the release of our own Kristen Stieffel’s Alara’s Call, The Prophet’s Chronicle Book 1. Although Alara’s Call fits into the fantasy category of speculative fiction as a “sword opera” set in a fictional world, there is no magic. Alara’s visions, and other characters’ […]

MG To YA: Why Turn To The Dark Side?

MG To YA: Why Turn To The Dark Side?

Guest Blogger: Emily H. Jeffries There may be no divide in the Speculative Fiction world so stark as that between Middle Grade and Young Adult. A passing glimpse of any sampling of cover art will reveal as much. We are programmed to believe that the twelve-year-old will pick up a book featuring adventuring siblings on […]

Fifteen Reasons why I fell in love with Realm Makers

Fifteen Reasons why I fell in love with Realm Makers

Since Realm Makers  is right around the corner, I thought I’d share this post again. I wrote this one right after I came back from my first year at RM! The night I made it back from the conference I grabbed a notebook and started writing down all the things I loved about Realm Makers. […]

What is Noblebright?

What is Noblebright?

Guest Blogger: C. J. Brightley   Noblebright fantasy has at least one important character with noble, idealistic motives who does the right thing out of principle. The character is flawed, but his or her actions are generally defined by honesty, integrity, sacrifice, love, and kindness. The story upholds the goodness of the character; the character’s […]

You Can’t Put God into a Box (or a Book)

Being a Christian means I believe God created the universe. (No this isn’t a creation/evolution debate—the point here is not how He did it, only that He did.) So, God creating space and time means He exists outside of those constructs. God can’t be limited. God can’t be put inside a box. That doesn’t stop […]

Cover Reveal for Willoughby and the Terribly Itchy Itch

Cover Reveal for Willoughby and the Terribly Itchy Itch

Willoughby has an itch he can’t reach. An itch he can’t scratch. Not just a little itch, a TERRIBLY ITCHY ITCH. Nothing he does will make it go away. What can a dragon do when he has an itch he can’t reach?

Tolkien’s Akallabeth: Treasure Hidden in a Field (or by a Wave)

Tolkien’s Akallabeth: Treasure Hidden in a Field (or by a Wave)

Guest Blogger: H.G. Ferguson Say the name “Tolkien” and immediately images flourish about rings, trilogies, hobbits and fabulous fantasy films. Everybody knows The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and perhaps even The Silmarillion. But how many Christians have read or even heard of “Akallabêth,” Tolkien’s story of the downfall of the greatest kingdom of […]