“The Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons” by Michael Witwer

Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons is a stylized biography of the man behind the popular roleplaying game known as DND.  (You can blame him when I decline Thursday night happy hours because my hipster cleric is trying to save the princess, rescue townsfolk, and convert all the ogres ofRead more

“Shadow Scale” by Rachel Hartman

Seraphina was one of my favorite books of 2012, and I’ve been anxiously awaiting the sequel ever since.  Enter Shadow Scale, Rachel Hartman’s long-awaited novel that continues the story of our favorite half-dragon heroine. The kingdom of Goredd is on the brink of war.  Because the war involves dragons, it is likely to be disastrous.  Goredd’s young queenRead more

“Choose Your Weapon” by Sarah Rodriguez Pratt

  I’ve been following Sarah Rodriguez Pratt’s blog, That’s a Girl’s Car, for a long time now, and when she contacted me about reviewing her book, I was thrilled to accept. Choose Your Weapon, the first book in the Helen of Hollingsworth Trilogy, is the story of a dragon-slaying high school girl trying to findRead more