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I found a Tristan retelling where Marke/Brangäne is canon!

I’m going to explain the premise, pitch, and demographics of The White Raven by Diana Paxson first so you know whether or not you’re interested and then give you the recipe-blog ramble afterward, so that you aren’t sitting there for the first … Continue reading

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Spirits Abroad: 15 short stories of Malaysian fantasy

Zen Cho’s Spirits Abroad Malaysian and Malaysian-diaspora fantasy shorts collection brings extremely intimate and personal concepts into the sphere of fantasy fiction–like unexpected difficulty in schoolwork or performing arts after being at the top of your class, or blooming into your suppressed … Continue reading

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The Olive Conspiracy: a young queen protecting her nation’s agriculture and happiness

Presenting my newest Jewish fantasy novel! When Ezra tries to blackmail Chef Yael about her being trans, she throws him out of her restaurant and immediately reports him to the queen. When police find Ezra stabbed to death, Queen Shulamit realizes … Continue reading

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Happy Purim/Chag Purim Sameach/A Freyliche Purim!

This week Rivka carries her special hamantasch shield in honor of Purim! I hope each and every one of you have a happy. Here’s the art credit. (Yes, the dragon’s probably going to eat the shield. Y’all know he has … Continue reading

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Sorcerer to the Crown: fantasy set in 1800’s England with Leads of Color

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho imagines a similar type of magical Britain as Harry Potter, with the competing factions, magician guild meetings where nobody believes the hero, and political intrigue, except this book focuses on adults of color in … Continue reading

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The Snack Snake

Apparently in Perach the sufganiyot are extra-large! (Sorry about the inaccurate holes; the joke wouldn’t work without them.) Drawn by Yeaka. Like Jewish dragon-shifters and warrior women? Catch Isaac and Captain Rivka’s latest adventure here: A Harvest of Ripe Figs or the short stories in Tales from … Continue reading

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Portrait in jasmine and grapevines

For I am unworthy, and she is lost these many years. She said I am heartless, and thus, unworthy. King Jahandar and his childhood sweetheart, driven away in fear of the responsibility of being his moral center. Who is she? … Continue reading

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