Darrell Drake

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Darrell Drake has spent years researching Sasanian Iran, and while he’s no scholar, his zeal for the late antique empire is plain. Besides his novels, Darrell works with members of the community to bring mods to Sid Meier’s Civilization VI. He spends his free time gaming, reading, modding, birdwatching, shitposting, running the r/Fantasy Discord, and most of all, with his cat, Grillgamesh.

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A Star-Reckoner's Lot (A St...

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A Star-Reckoner's Lot is June's Reading Resident Authors book on Reddit's r/fantasy. And it's a Kindle Countdown Deal at 50% off!

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A Star-Reckoner's Lot by Darrell Drake
"I have found this book through the TBRindR-service over on reddit which means I got it for free which means fucking nothing because if a book is free and bad it's wasted time and if it's good hey free book awesome!=D On a more serious note no it does" Read more of this review »
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"I liked this one. Ashtadukht is a main character that is fallen and hers is a story of revenge. The unusual setting (6th century Iran) is a bit of a departure from normal fantasy, which caused a few things to not add up for me, but I respect the choi" Read more of this review »
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"Wow.

Darrell suggested I read his book for TBRindr, and I'm darn glad that he did.

I like unusual in my fantasy, and this book delivers it in a ton of ways. First of all, the setting. The Sasanid empire is unusual as a choice. The only other books I've" Read more of this review »
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“You aren’t falling apart. You’re well beyond that. You’re just rattling along now. Elven dolls doing what little you can to gather the pieces as they fall away. But you don’t know how to properly reattach them—a doll does not repair itself. So you hug those brittle fragments to your chest until you simply cannot hug anymore. Until you’ve had to leave so many behind that you no longer remember what it is you’re missing.”
Darrell Drake, Where Madness Roosts

“There is a duality to darkness known only to those who’ve been infected by its touch. Everyone knows the shadows: shallow, comfortable, mostly harmless places where one might nest for a night. But the depths of living pitch only visit the aristocracy of madmen and women who’ve unwittingly pledged fealty to the curse. For some, it outright ruins minds like a hound to fresh meat; for others, it wanes into the deepest parts of its less caustic sibling and waits for the time to strike, returning periodically through life like an incurable disease.”
Darrell Drake, Where Madness Roosts

“If the years have taught me one thing it's that those who care are always scarce. Those who genuinely care; not the acquaintances, false friends or those with similar aspirations. The few who seek your company, the souls who would plainly step off the world for you. Once you resolve to ignore them, only regret will follow.”
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“Whenever you think or you believe or you know, you're a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you're nobody-but-yourself.”
e.e. cummings

“I wish I loved the human Race, I wish I loved its silly face, and when I'm introduced to one, I wish I thought "what jolly fun"!”
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“I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.”
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“Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it's always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.”
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“I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing.”
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