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Feast of Dreams, Final Words

By Christian A. Brown | July 5, 2015 | 0

(SPOILERS FOR FEAST OF DREAMS AHEAD—READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.) Alright. It’s been rather crazy over here. I feel like a juggler with one arm in a sling. One thing dropped, and that was the release date of Feast of Dreams. It’s with disappointment that I have to announce I’ll be delaying the book for…

A Feast of Dreams Primer

By Christian A. Brown | June 28, 2015 | 2

(SUPER DUPER SPOILERIFICNESS AHEAD. If you haven’t read Feast of Fates, I’d suggest doing so before reading this recap. Or if you just want to dive into the 2nd book and skip all the preamble, this could be the perfect post for you!) Well, here we are. Down to the wire now. Book two in…

Magnus and Lila

The Queen of Steel

By Christian A. Brown | June 21, 2015 | 0

(SPOILERIFIC: DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE YET TO COMPLETE FEAST OF FATES.) Lila: Queen of Eod. With Gloriatrix’s excerpt, I’ve already given you a peek into the head of one of the two superpowers of Central Geadhain. Now, here’s a glimpse into the realm of Eod and its rulers. Well, the ruler who isn’t…

A Remedy to Media Desensitization

By Christian A. Brown | June 14, 2015 | 0

After the Game of Thrones episode with Sansa’s ‘deflowering’, I decided that I needed to take a break from “gritty”, “edgy” programming. A cultural shift is happening and there seems to be nothing on the table that we cannot discuss or see anymore. I’m a strong supporter of the freedom of information, artistic-expression, and choice.…

The Iron Mind

By Christian A. Brown | June 7, 2015 | 1

SPOILER ALERT (for those who have not yet completed Feast of Fates). While reading the Feast of Dreams proof this week, I came across one of my favorite scenes. It’s not particularly action-filled, though it does have a sinister drama. We get another glimpse into one of the more Machiavellian personalities in the tale: The…

The Fall

Return to Geadhain

By Christian A. Brown | May 31, 2015 | 4

We’re almost there folks… I don’t have an exact date, however, Feast of Dreams will release soon. We’re hoping for a full roll-out into retail, digital, and online markets. Enough of that boring logistical stuff. It’s almost time to live, love, cry and laugh with some of your favorite people again. In the weeks leading…

The Summerlands

Mirror World

By Christian A. Brown | May 24, 2015 | 1

We live in a global society. I’ve known this for a while, however, not until recently did I notice how much this paradigm shift has affected my life. We—human beings—are not as distant as the miles and cultural rifts suggest. We are, in fact, interconnected quite closely. For better or worse, the world and all of…

How to Be Happy

By Christian A. Brown | May 17, 2015 | 0

I had an interesting conversation with someone close to me on Friday. They said something like: “I feel that you have gone one way after Cynthia’s death—that you’ve really embraced the sadness and change of her passing and made something out of it—while I have gone in another direction.” I’m paraphrasing, though that was the…

Penny Dreadful

The Best Kind of Infection (Love)

By Christian A. Brown | May 10, 2015 | 0

NOTE: This blog was just picked up by The Mary Sue! An extended version can be found, here. Mother’s Day. A bit of a mixed affair for me, since what’s left of my mother—physically—rests in an urn. I don’t find that grisly, having the dead around. I mean, I’m not living in a mortuary—that would certainly…

What Never Fades

By Christian A. Brown | May 3, 2015 | 0

What an amazing week. I had a TV appearance on Kitchener’s Daytime show, with Susan Cook-Scheerer. She’s a fantastic host, and it was a pleasure getting a chance to speak with her. Once you get over the jitters that come with live-appearances, they’re actually quite fun. Then, as if things couldn’t get any more euphoric,…

Writers Write

By Christian A. Brown | April 26, 2015 | 0

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always…

War of the Immortals

Portraying Evil

By Christian A. Brown | April 19, 2015 | 2

Recently, I had a lovely blogger review that praised many aspects of Feast of Fates. On that list—and what stuck with me the most—were the reader’s commendations toward some of the darker material in my book. Life is composed of many shades and colors: passionate reds, golden acts of kindness, and the blackest evils. I believe…