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P.M.F. Johnson

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I've always liked to mix things together that have never been put together before. So while I've aimed to make my epic fantasy novels fun and fast-paced, I also want them to have some depth, to last in the memory, maybe even to deepen the soul a little.

The best stories aren't just about facing troubles, I figure, but also admitting why we got into trouble in the first place, and finding the courage to change, to get back out again.

This work has resulted in my Saga of Sinnesemota series, Disk of Dragons, Trollen Rose, and most recently Call of the Labyrinth. These novels follow the challenges, failures and successes of Rev Caern, a young thief trying to make his world, and himself, better in the end.

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P.M.F. Johnson Christopher, thanks for the question! I considered a few points. I was working on a world with its own magical system as I wrote the westerns. I…moreChristopher, thanks for the question! I considered a few points. I was working on a world with its own magical system as I wrote the westerns. I wanted the magic to fit in with that. And since the heart of gunfighting is the fast draw, I thought elemental magic, with its casting of fireballs, was ideal. Fast, violent, flashy, mano-a-mano. Magic is best limited, so no one gets more than a handful of spells in reserve. Also, the world in westerns is a huge antagonist, so I went with a world of wild magic my characters must respect, even fear at times. And lastly, the world had to be mostly wilderness, essential to a frontier, and adding to the unknown.(less)
P.M.F. Johnson You are most welcome. I so enjoyed the book. And we'd love to see you if you ever find yourself in the chilly land of Minnesota! Peace, P M F
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Drifter Mage

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Against The Night: Love Poems

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L.E. Modesitt has a very different feel about his writing than other fantasy novelists, and The Mongrel Mage is no exception. Here the hero, Beltur, is driven from his home by the unexpected hatred of the local government for his uncle and himself, and must make his way alone in the world after the bad guys kill his uncle, who sacrifices himself to save Beltur from the ambush.


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Great YA book. Very old school, if you'll excuse the expression.
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I enjoyed the humor in this collection: "To some it’s just a mobile, / To others just a cell. / I had to name mine Alec / So smart it makes me yell." (From the poem, "Looking Back"). Most of the poems rhyme, which lends to their upbeat nature. The mo ...more
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I very much enjoyed this book. It's from the 19th century, so it isn't as slick as more recent work, but it is moving and fun.
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One of the greatest novels I've ever read. Seems like every page has a line that has been immortalized at some point.
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The graceful writing and compassionate humanity of this story compel me to give it that fifth star. On one level, this is a cold-eyed view of humanity; on another, higher level, it is a reassurance of God's grace.
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