So, I’m not sure how many are following the events of the Kill Sessions, but if there are any interested in the story, thank you for following. For those interested […]
“So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings.”
We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night, and feast beneath the hollow hills, and find a love to last forever somewhere south of Oz and north of Shangri-La.
They can keep their heaven. When I die, I’d sooner go to middle Earth.”
-George RR Martin.
-by Grant Smuts Most of the time, when we think of fantasy, the image is predominantly western, based on a prototypical medieval European setting – castles, knights, kings, the age […]
“…we have grown skeptical of heroes – we try to tear them apart as soon as they appear, hoping to bring them down to mundane. Is that fear? Or is it just a crushing cynicism?”
by Grant Smuts There are those hearts, reader, that never mend again once they are broken. Or, if they do mend, they heal themselves in a crooked and lopsided way, […]
Dragons, assassins, spells and spears. A journey through Norway, seeking the Wild Hunt, The Witcher reviews (and preview), find out who the top ten villains of fantasy are… and help […]
by Grant Smuts “The night is dark and full of terrors.” -George RR Martin, describing Dark Fantasy in a nutshell. “We were king’s men, knights, and heroes . . . but […]
-by Grant Smuts “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might […]
The Trolls Toll: The Magic Comes Back -By Grant Smuts “The trouble with humans is that it’s all or nothing with them. They seem to think that anything impossible could […]
by Grant Smuts So where exactly do we start? Beginnings are important things, and those who’ve tried penning a story or a poem know that sometimes the most daunting thing […]
It’s here, crisply baked and ready to be enjoyed in the comforts and confines of your desktop. Troll Magazine, Issue One features a smorgasbord of tastefully written new fantasy short […]
We saw the dawning of another sun. Virulent and vibrant, terrible and wonderful, revealing with its second light colours the world had never dreamed of. We told them stories, stories of worlds disclosed by that second light, of the realm of fantasy. And the world looked upon it and marveled at what it revealed to them, sights and shapes and shadows and thoughts […]