Screenwriters will often tell you that a story stands and falls on its premise – the same, in my mind, holds true for novelists. Lawless is no exception, and it was the premise that instantly drew me in. The world of Lawless – a place called Sekastra – is one of both magic and technology, […]Read more "Lawless by Janeen Ippolito – A Review"
Christian fantasy writers usually encounter at least some objections from concerned fellow believers. These usually hinge on the “magical” aspects of their storylines and are bolstered by biblical passages like the following: “There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that […]Read more "Thoughts on Magic, Part 1"
As compensation for my delay this week, I am pleased to announced that the first installment of The Gevaudan Chronicles – my series of prequel shorts to The Gevaudan Project is now available. Sign Up now to download The Patron free! Excerpt is available below. “The Devil’s agents may be of flesh and blood, may they not? – Arthur Conan […]Read more "The Patron"
I hereby official announce my plans for a relaunch of my first novel, Harvest of Prey, this coming Winter. New title will be The Gevaudan Project. Preliminary cover and details are available below! A tail of death. An evil beyond imagining… A team of naturalists find themselves facing a nightmare beyond anything they have ever known […]Read more "Special Announcement: The Gevaudan Project"
All it takes is a short walk through your local library or bookstore to see how integral the vampire legend has become to the popular imagination – and this says nothing of cinema. In our last installment, we (partially) examined the potential of this genre from a Christian viewpoint. This week’s approach will be somewhat […]Read more "Dreams of Living Death – Part 2"
Sigh… how did I get here? I’ll be up front. I’ve never been a fan of the vampire genre. I find the concept itself to be intrinsically disgusting, and many of contemporary storylines are suffused with darkly sensual themes and either borderline or explicitly demonic elements. But since my last topic involved human aspirations to […]Read more "Dreams of Living Death – Part 1"
The Problem of Evil We come now to perhaps the foundational flaw of the cult of expertise and its entire system of surrogate decision-making: there are fundamentally evil people in the world who should under no circumstances be allowed control over the lives of their fellow human beings. These, in fact, are the individuals most […]Read more "“Morals Are For Men, Not Gods” – Part 3"