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the herald archetype

Hero’s Journey, Part 4: The Herald Archetype

The Hero’s Archetype series continues with Part 4: the Herald. For the previous parts, check out: The Hero archetype The Mentor archetype The Threshold Guardian archetype This series focuses on the Hero’s Journey Archetypes as described in The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler. Save this post for later! The Herald Archetype

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castle of wizardry by david eddings

Castle of Wizardry by David Eddings

Castle of Wizardry is the fourth book in the Belgariad series, meaning that the saga is almost complete. This book is more mellow than the previous ones, mostly focused on fulfilling the prophecy (finally!) and Garion trying to fit in his role in Riva. But there’s still one more part

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new releases february 2021

21 Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Book Releases of February 2021

January is already halfway through, and so here comes a new list with the best fantasy and sci-fi book releases of February 2021. The list includes a new star wars novel, some urban fantasy, fantasy romance, some good old dystopian sci-fi, and much more! Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to read

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magician's gambit

Magician’s Gambit by David Eddings

Magician’s Gambit is the third book of The Belgariad, the book series by David Eddings. So far, the series has been classic, following all the fantasy tropes. But honestly, I don’t mind that these tropes haven’t been innovated because I’ve really fallen in love with the characters and the world

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december wrap up mini reviews

December 2020 Reading Wrap-Up: What To Read Next

Welcome to the December 2020 reading wrap-up. It’s now January, the year that was 2020 is over, and I think most of us are relieved that it is. Now, I don’t think 2021 is just magically gonna be better (that’s just wishful thinking), but I have hope that things will

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december writing update

December Writing Update: Taking a Break

The last month of 2020 was… extremely relaxing, as I took some time off. In terms of writing… well… I made some progress, but not as much as I’d hoped. Mostly because I also took a break from writing (which I hadn’t intended to do). Then again, I did kinda

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