Excellence in “Borrowed” or “Original” Novels?

Excellence in “Borrowed” or “Original” Novels? by L.E. Modesitt Jr. No author writes anything, even the most “original” fantasy or far-future ultra-high novel, without borrowing from somewhere.  To begin with, language, the very medium in which novels are written, contains cultural artifacts and meanings. Given human history, a wide range of religious and political structures…

Jack Bloodfist: Freelancer Review by Noelle Nichols

Jack Bloodfist: Freelancer by James Jakins Review by Noelle Nichols Freelancer is the second novel following the character of Jack Bloodfist, fantasy’s most humble half-orc, half-goblin character. It’s another enjoyable read from James Jakins that shows the growth of the author—with a story that expands the universe and storytelling on grander scale—while still staying true…

Jack Bloodfist: Freelancer Review by Steve Caldwell

Review by Steve Caldwell Author: James Jakins Length: 326 Pages Publisher: Robber's Dog Pub Release Date: April 21, 2019 (expected) Genre: Urban Fantasy I read the first book in this series, Jack Bloodfist: Fixer, last year. I found it to be a refreshing change of pace from the usual wizard PI and shape changer mechanic/bounty…