A quick heads up that both The Firebird Fairytales Boxset and The Western Wars Boxset will be Free on Amazon this weekend so its a perfect time to check them out and leave a review! They are also on Kindle Unlimited if you are a part of the program…Check out descriptions below x The Firebird Fairytales isContinue reading “Psst -Free Box Set Promo this weekend!”
Ishtar (on right) comes to Sargon, who would later become one of the great kings of Mesopotamia. Edwin J. Prittie, The story of the greatest nations, 1913 Louise Pryke, Macquarie University As singer Pat Benatar once noted, love is a battlefield. Such use of military words to express intimate, affectionate emotions is likely related toContinue reading “Friday essay: the legend of Ishtar, first goddess of love and war”
Guide to the classics: the Epic of Gilgamesh Gilgamesh explores what it means to be human, and questions the meaning of life and love. Wikimedia Commons This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article Louise Pryke, Macquarie University “Forget death and seek life!” With these encouraging words, Gilgamesh, the star ofContinue reading “Guide to the classics: the Epic of Gilgamesh”
Original article on The Conversation by Rodrigo Brincalepe Salvador –PhD student in Paleontology, University of Tubingen The Kraken is perhaps the largest monster ever imagined by mankind. In Nordic folklore, it was said to haunt the seas from Norway through Iceland and all the way to Greenland. The Kraken had a knack for harassing shipsContinue reading “The real-life origins of the legendary Kraken”
In the last few weeks I’ve been in full editing mode. It seems to be around Christmas that I tie up projects and turn ‘Editor Feral.’ I don’t know if it’s because I don’t have the time to write new material or if it’s because I need a month or so to start the yearContinue reading “Cry of the Firebird Second Edition Giveaway”
Myth is defined as being a traditional or sacred story, the latter essentially distinguishes “myth from other forms of narrative such as folktales, which are ordinarily secular and fictional,” however whether or not these stories are universal or only culturally significant for their intended audience is debatable. Psychoanalytical studies of myth theorise that myths expressContinue reading “Theories on the Enduring Power of Myth”
You would have seen every where that Rise of the Firebird is the last book in The Firebird Fairytales. I want to reassure you, this isn’t one of those random ‘I’m tired of writing the series’ things. It’s a ‘I had finished the writing the whole trilogy two years ago’ thing. It’s always been oneContinue reading “Rise of the Firebird – The Last One”
*Promotion Announcement* ‘Cry of the Firebird’ will be be on a Free Books Promo in all countries on 26th-28th of November. ‘The Eagle Key’ will be on a Free Books Promo in all countries on 26th of November.