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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Stormrise by Jillian Boehme is a magical reweaving of Mulan, twined with Twelfth Night. Rain is her family’s second daughter. She is one half of a set of twins and despite looking eerily alike, Storm is her brother. When a childhood fever attacks both, it stunts Storm’s mental growth. Now, as a teen, he is still very much a child. In a culture that prizes sons, this has left Rain feeling that...

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A Treason of Thorns by Laura E Weymouth is a darkly charming tale about a magical House, a dying land, and bonds that transcend notions of animate/sentient and inanimate/non-sentient. Violet Sterling grew up in the shadow of Burleigh House, one of En ...more
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Draw 62 Magical Creatures and Make Them Cute by Heegyum Kim
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Kim's Draw 62 Magical Creatures and Make Them Cute is a simple little art book with easy to follow directions. There are certainly some creative ideas for making each creature 'cute'. There is a good deal of variety among the 62, with critters from a ...more
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The Necromancer's Bride is fourth in Ross' Gaslamp Gothic series. Anne Lawrence has gone in search of Gabriel D'Ange to set things right between them. With her, she brings the cross her brother Alec stole from Gabriel countless moons ago. Anne finds ...more
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Ryder on the Storm by Ray Clark is a collection of stories featuring characters from his IMP series. The first story is a creepy mystery of a haunting with ties to a murder and a coven of witches. While good, it was my least favourite of the stories. ...more
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The Old Dragon's Head by Justin Newland is a magical realism historical fiction set in ancient China. For twenty years the last Dragon Master, Wing, has been missing. With no successor in place, the energies of the Old Dragon could not be summoned to ...more
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The Ghost Seekers is second in Taylor's Soul Keepers duology. I'm going to be honest. It escaped my attention that this was the second of a series, so I started out kinda confused. Things start with Basil and the Syllektors trying to bring Rhett back ...more
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