Modern Fantasy · Review · Young Adult

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Synopsis from Amazon: A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to… Continue reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Poetry

Poem of the Week (PotW): “A Dream Within A Dream” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

“Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow– You are not wrong, who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown away In a night, or in a day, In a vision, or in none, Is it therefore the less gone?… Continue reading Poem of the Week (PotW): “A Dream Within A Dream” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

Writing

How to make sure the language in your historical fantasy novel is period-accurate

How to make sure the language in you historical fantasy novel is period-accurate

By: Lauren Davis

We love seeing the grand technological anachronisms in science fiction novels set in the past, such as Victorian or Edwardian-era steampunk or exaggerated Renaissance automata. But what if you want to keep the language in your historical novel accurate for the period? Here’s a simple trick historical fantasy novelist Mary Robinette Kowal concocted to make sure the words that tumbled from her characters’ lips were appropriate for the early 19th century.