LitStack Review – Yvain: The Knight of the Lion by M. T. Anderson, Illustrated by Andrea Offermann

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Yvain: The Knight of the Lion M. T. Anderson Illustrations by Andrea Offermann Candlewick Press Release Date:  March 14, 2017 ISBN 978-0-7636-5939-4 Don’t be swayed by the publisher’s information: Yes, M. T. Anderson’s graphic novelization of Chrétien de Troyes’s 12th century Arthurian legend is aimed at ages 12 and up, grades 7 and up. Yes, [….]

LitStack Review: The Dinosaur Knights by Victor Milán

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The Dinosaur Knights Victor Milán Tor Books Release Date:  July 5, 2016 ISBN 978-0-7653-3297-4 If the battle of Pelennor Fields number among some of your favorite scenes in JRR Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, or if you are gripped by George RR Martin’s warfare in his “A Song of Ice and Fire” epic fantasy [….]

LitStack Review – The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milán

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The Dinosaur Lords Victor Milán Tor Release Date:  July 28, 2015 ISBN 978-0-7653-3296-7 In the Author’s Note that begins The Dinosaur Lords, Victor Milán cautions his readers:  “This world […] isn’t Earth.  It wasn’t Earth.  It won’t ever be Earth.”  Then he adds, “All else is possible…” He should just come out and say it:  [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – The Frivolity of Flippant History

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Last weekend I made my yearly trip to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival – one of the oldest and largest Renaissance fantasy fairs in the USA.  It’s been an annual tradition for myself and my daughter (occasionally other family members tag along) since she was a baby, and we look forward to it each year. I [….]