J. Aislynn d'Merricksson

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I am a university graduate with a BA in Anthropology, and both a Masters and a PhD in Philosophy. I have a specialization in mythic studies, especially dragon mythology, and in archaeology and anthropology. Until recently, I taught classes in mythic studies and ethics, among which were Blessings of Bragi: An Introduction to Myth and Legend, and a pair of classes (The Mythic Feminine, The Mythic Masculine) which focused on the Heroine’s Journey and the Hero’s Journey respectively, which I compiled myself.

I have been an avid, albeit shy, writer of both poetry and creative fiction for over two decades. I am a published author, with two books to my name (Dragonlore, as Ash DeKirk, The Joy of Being, as Cala Gobraith) and one co-authorship (The
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This book wasn’t what I expected from reading the description. I was expecting a look at actual ghost stories and tales of haunting, and how the spectral influences the corporeal. Instead, I found myself introduced to a fascinating philosophy that I was wholly unfamiliar with. This notion of how the past ‘haunts’ the present resonated with me. Concepts such nostalgia, retromania, cyclical hist

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Just wow! I love the concept. It's a hefty set of taboos to delve into, especially for YA material. And a dystopia so cleverly disguised as utopia is great. There are echoes of the classic dystopias Logan's Run and Soylent Green, though in the latter ...more
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How have I not read this series before now??? I fell in love with the world and characters straight away. Normally I don't like bouncing between two characters (or more) because I usually favour one over the others. Not here! I did guess Lila's truth ...more
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This was a great finale to an amazing series! I am sad to leave Gil's company though. I'd love to see the future of the dragonling, and if other dragons are still out there somewhere. Perfect series for any dragon fan! Highly recommended. ...more
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