I’ve shared LaughingWolf’s story before– short version, he was struck by lightning, and survived.
It was a solid strike, he’s still really messed up.
He had a treasured statue– story at the blog I’m going to link– in bronze. In a storage area.
Given the folks who read my blog, you probably already have a bad feeling what happened… yeah, snatch and run on the statue, and it’s probably already destroyed, although he’s holding out in hope he’s pretty sure she’s gone.
Full story for Flo here.
My Saturday afternoon was interrupted by a call I first thought was a telemarketer, and now really wish it had been. Instead, it was the manager of the storage facility where I have most of what’s left of my life put away for now. Not a huge thing, less than half the normal size, but packed full of memories and the few things I’ve been able to hold onto these last few years. Including my books.
This is a pair of stories from Lawdog’s childhood in Nigeria in the 1970’s. One of the two, which I have dubbed the Goat of Justice, and he refers to as “Law and Order: Special Goat Crimes” has never before appeared in print. Both of them are fully illustrated, and as you may have come to expect, there are also accompanying illustrations of Nigerian flora and fauna to fill in any gaps. Because I can. In addition, there are two sections where I’ve put in full-spread illustrations. Wait until you see the bonus at the end!
Go check it out at Cedar’s blog!
So, this is a thing….
An online friend of a friend writes action-thriller-romances with Nephilim; other than geeking out with her on some theology squeeing discussions, I haven’t read things she’s written. (I want to go somewhere else in my fiction, not simi-modern.)
In spite of that defect in my experience, this book review (and site) seemed like something that needs to be spread around…and I really like her taste in artwork, and she actually thinks about a lot of this stuff.
The Draka and the Giant, by Liane Zane
This is definitely a series that needs to be read in order. Our story here opens in medias res, and readers who begin here won’t have much knowledge of the premise or the situation –nor, especially, of the characters and their relationships. You really need the context of the first two books to fully appreciate this one. (With that context, though, it becomes a wonderful capstone to the arch the author has crafted!) However, for the benefit of readers who haven’t read either of those books nor my or others’ reviews of them, and who may not have seen the book description either, the titular “Elioud” are human-angel hybrids (matings between the two races having begun before the Flood, and some unions –or rapes of humans by fallen angels– supposedly continuing to occur). Depending on their degree of angelic inheritance, Elioud may have special abilities that most humans do not, and may be quite long-lived (as in, centuries) as well. Those who are aware of what they are may choose, like other humans, to knowingly serve God or Satan (or, also like many humans, to imagine that they can just ignore that whole conflict and be neutrals). But for those on one side or the other, the term “spiritual warfare” may be a lot more literal than it is for most believers.