Brad Washburn

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Book Review: The Dragonbone Chair

The Dragonbone Chair Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, Book 1 By Tad Williams In the land of Osten Ard, a young scullion named Simon becomes apprenticed to Morgenes, the doctor at the high king’s castle. King John dies, leaving his son Elias the throne, who brings with him to the castle a fallen priest, Pryrates. When …

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e-Book Sale!

Starting tomorrow (March 2, 2014), two of my e-books, Windows to the Soul and Myths of the World, will be on sale for 50% off. This offer is only available directly from my online store at Artistic Imposter Design or from Smashwords. Product Links: Windows to the Soul Windows to the Soul (Smashwords edition) “A …

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Book Review: Myths and Legends of the Australian Aborigines

Myths and Legends of the Australian Aborigines By W. Ramsey Smith Originally published around 1932, Myths and Legends of the Australian Aborigines claims to be a collection of campfire tales and oral traditions of the aboriginal people of Australia. This is mostly true. About a fifth of the book is devoted to tribal customs rather …

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Book Review: Wyandot folk-lore

Wyandot folk-lore By William Elsey Connelley Wyandot folk-lore is a study of the Wyandot culture and folk tales. It was published in the late 1800s and the copy I read was a republication by the Library of Congress, created from a scan of the book. The quality of the scan is about what one would …

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New Online Store at Artistic Imposter Design

Those who have visited my other web site, Artistic Imposter Design, in the past week may have noticed a little something new – my online store. While working with ebooks over the last couple of months, I discovered an extension for WordPress that creates an online store. Products can be either digital or physical, and …

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Book Review: The Library of Greek Mythology

The Library of Greek Mythology By Apollodorus Translated by Robin Hard The Library is a summary of Greek Mythology. In ancient times it was attributed to Apollodorus of Athens, who lived in the second century BCE, but it contains references to works written centuries after his death. The Library contains a brief history of the …

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Short Story Review: “New Spring”

“New Spring” The Wheel of Time series By Robert Jordan Collected in Legends Edited by Robert Silverberg “New Spring” is a prequel story to Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series. Lan, crown prince to the dead kingdom Malkier, travels through the Borderlands, on a journey to defeat the terrible Blight which ravished his homeland. …

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Short Story Review: “The Wood Boy”

“The Wood Boy” The Riftwar Saga series By Raymond E. Feist Collected in Legends Edited by Robert Silverberg While war rocks the planet of Midkemia, a young boy wanders into a camp of soldiers pulling a sled laden with two bodies. He introduces himself as Dirk, and tells the story of a Tsurani invasion at …

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Short Story Review: “Runner of Pern”

“Runner of Pern” Pern series By Anne McCaffrey Collected in Legends Edited by Robert Silverberg “Runner of Pern” follows a young girl named Tenna as she runs in the steps of her ancestors as a courier on the planet Pern. While running a message from one settlement to another, she is accidently forced off the …

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Short Story Review: “The Burning Man”

“The Burning Man” Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series By Tad Williams Collected in Legends Edited by Robert Silverberg Told from the point-of-view of Breda, stepdaughter to Sulis, the Heron King of Erkynland, “The Burning Man” takes place several hundred years before the events of Tad Williams’ Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy. An old woman, Breda …

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