Musings From Us Entries For Books & Literature

The following are the various articles that have been filed and posted under the category of Books & Literature that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.

Gaia: A Fantasy Webcomic Graphic Novel

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“Gaia : The odyssey of Ilias Oter and his friends” is a fantastic new webcomic that has been released by the creators of the comic strip Sandra and Woo. It deals with some students that are getting ready to graduate from the Academy of Cania that teaches both the martial and arcane arts. A school that will teach it’s students how best to deal with danger and prepare them for their life to come outside of the school. At the beginning we see the main characters as being Ilias, Lilith, Ryn, Alissa and Sandril. Each have their own unique and distinct personality, some of which clash quite a bit as seen in the conflict between Ilias and Sandril.

Sandril is the boyfriend of Lilith but Ilias wishes it was he who was her romantic interest. The main problem is the Lili, as Ilias calls her, sees him more as a very best friend instead of a romantic interest. At least he doesn’t push himself on her and doesn’t talk about her like Sandril. It is Sandril’s attitude that actually puts the two into a non lethal duel. I can see that these two are going to give a lot of interesting twists with the plot.

Through Sea And Stone : A Novel Of The Noble Dead

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This is the second book from series 2 of the The Noble Dead Saga by Barb Hendee and J. C. Hendee. This is the continuing adventures of Wynn Hygeorth, a journeyor of the Guild of Sagecraft, as she seeks to uncover the location of the texts that were taken from her so long ago. With so many deaths associated with them she has to find out what is so important in them that the Noble Dead are trying to get to them. What is in them that drive them to kill any who know about them. With these thoughts in her mind and her companions Chane, a noble dead himself, a vampire, and her protector, the Fay-Dog / Mahayji Shade, daughter of Chap and Lily are off to the dwaven city Dhredze Seatt. She hopes that they will be able to find the texts that she believes is guarded by the Stonewalkers. They are supposed to be a sect of the dwarves that care for the dead, especially the thanes. A dwarf must do many great deeds to be titled a thane and given a torque made by the burning ones, one of the 5 fay descendent races.

In Shade and Shadow: A Novel of the Noble Dead

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This is the first book in the second series of the Noble Dead saga by Barb Hendee and J. C. Hendee. In the book we start a few seasons after the end of Child Of A Dead God where the trio Wynn Hygeorth, Magiere, Leesil as well as Chap an elemental Fay born into the body of a majay-hì, elven hounds of a wolf lineage. That is not the story of this book but what they carried across the sea to Wynn’s home content is, the manuscripts that they took from the ancient undead library. This book weaves a tale of deception, belittlement and courage. We see a young sage grow up, renew old friendships out of necesity as well as forge new ones to get at the truth of what is really going on around young miss Wynn Hygeorth.

Thief Of Lives : Book Two Of The Noble Dead Saga

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Thief of Lives picks up just a few months after the end of the book Dhampir. The inn that they had to burn down to get rid of Rashed and Teesha has now been rebuilt but the city of Miiska has also lost its most profitable warehouse that the vampires had run. Leesil still feels guilty for letting Ratboy get away in the fight and tries to smother out the memory or at least come to terms with it by training himself every morning at the very spot where the fight with Ratboy took place. Both wounded each severely in that fight and Leesil has vowed to never let something like that happen to him again. On the other hand Magiere feels a terrible guilt that she could have killed Leesil when he offered his own blood to save her life. She can not forget the feeling of his life freely flowing into her and know that he would willingly give it all to her if she had need of it. She too has vowed that it would never happen again.

Dhampir : Book One Of The Noble Dead Saga

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Half vampire and half human, that is what Magiere is but she has no idea that is what she is, yet. Barb Hendee and J. C. Hendee spin for us a tale that is riveting and will have you constantly turning the pages to see what is going to happen next. The characters are believable and you actually care for them right from the start. The first few pages might be a little hard to get started but getting through them is going to be a real reward and you will not want to put this book down.