Reblogs

Sea Shanties of the Ancients

When I was at school, we learned of Ri-Pa-Pe – the rhythmic chant of Athenian oarsmen pulling a trireme’s 180 oars. Contrary to what you might think, triremes were manned not by slaves but by some 200 free men from all social strata. Indeed, for a 5th-century BC Athenian, the ships were an extension of […]

Sea Shanties of the Ancients

I just geeked out and read the Greek…

Question for the masses

If there were a book that looked a whole lot like this, would you read it? I mention this, because it’s probably coming next week. Lizzie and the hat are chasing a new monster for them. Werewolves are tragic, and Lizzie has a problem with this. The human part of the monster has no idea […]

Question for the masses

More Hat? More fun! Coming soon…

SHADOW OF A DEAD GOD by Patrick Samphire (SPFBO 6 FINALIST REVIEW)

Phase 2 of the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off is drawing to a close today! Keep track of the finalists’ scoreboard here. If you’re following SPFBO 6, let us know about any entries that have caught your fancy! Join the discussion on social media (there’s a Facebook group here) and weigh in on Twitter using the hashtag […]

SHADOW OF A DEAD GOD by Patrick Samphire (SPFBO 6 FINALIST REVIEW)

Another finalist ..