Tag Archive | Brandon Sanderson

New Faces – Jessi Roberts

New Faces – Jessi Roberts

I’m excited to have another New Face this week! I met Jessi Roberts at Realm Makers this year. We compared notes on traveling to the East Coast from remote western locations. What is your name? Jessi L. Roberts What is your alter ego? Student, parent, day job, etc. or are you a full-time writer? I […]

Books I Read 2016

Books I Read 2016

  This was the year of series conclusions. I started 2016 reading the final book in Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles, Winter. While the character Winter’s story didn’t engage me like Cinder or Cress’s, overall the book was really good with vivid descriptions and fast-paced action. But some were more personal. NAF alumna Kat Heckenbach […]

The Power of a Hero

The Power of a Hero

I had the wonderful privilege of being asked to review Words of Radiance, Brandon Sanderson’s second installment of the Stormlight Archive, which releases today. The massive hardback totals out at 1080 pages and could serve as a weapon of mass destruction against the rodents who nightly invade my trash cans. And every page is worth […]

Not Really a Review

I finally did it. It only took six months, but I finally finished Brandon Sanderson’s thousand-page fat fantasy, The Way of Kings. It is the first book in Sanderson’s The Stormlight Archive, though online sources claim this series will have anywhere between two and ten books. How anybody writes ten books at a quarter of […]

Massive Books Ahead!

I find it interesting as I talk with various writers of fiction – published and unpublished – that opinions vary as to just how many words should go into a novel of any kind. And I’ve found that a lot of it seems to depend on opinions based on whether or not you’re a first […]

My own ongoing journey through The Wheel of Time series….

I remember when I first saw The Wheel of Time books by Robert Jordan. It was about ten years ago when The Path Of Daggers had already come out in paperback. I have no idea how I had missed this series, but I remember looking at this turnstile in this grocery store and seeing all […]