World-building Nuggets

Review: Red Sister and The Girl and the Stars

I don't often fall headlessly in love. But with these books by Mark Lawrence, I did. Red Sister is the first book in the trilogy called Book of the Ancestor. Mark Lawrence has previously written two fantasy trilogies in a different world -- one brutal grimdark and one...

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Nordic folklore

As you might know, if you have read my introduction, I am a Swedish writer. I also have family in neighbouring Norway, and have grown up with the lore of both countries. For most people writing fantasy, fantastical creatures are part of the genre. We have orcs and...

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