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Christopher R. Taylor

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Christopher Taylor is the author of three novels -- Snowberry's Veil, Old Habits, and Life Unworthy -- along with many other works for role playing games. He lives in Oregon and is always at work on another novel.

A life long dreamer, Christopher encountered fantasy in The Hobbit at a young age and for him it was like coming home. He learned to play AD&D in 1979 and his gaming experiences as player and GM have shaped his storytelling and world building skills to a razor sharp edge.

Both Old Habits and Snowberry's Veil are set in his game world Jolrhos and reflect his love of both the wilds of Oregon and the gaming worlds he's been a part of.

Christopher checks the back of closets for Narnia and feels odd writing about himself in the third pers
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Christopher R. Taylor There are aspects to history that are often unknown or deserve greater attention that can be highlighted by adding exciting fictional elements to them…moreThere are aspects to history that are often unknown or deserve greater attention that can be highlighted by adding exciting fictional elements to them. I didn't really set out to write historical fiction with Life Unworthy, that's just where the concept went and like the rest of my books I just followed it where it went.(less)
Christopher R. Taylor I can't even begin to speculate anything like this, my life has been rather pedestrian without any great mysteries or interesting plots.…moreI can't even begin to speculate anything like this, my life has been rather pedestrian without any great mysteries or interesting plots.(less)
Average rating: 3.72 · 36 ratings · 10 reviews · 10 distinct works
Life Unworthy

3.72 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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Old Habits

3.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Snowberry's Veil

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Elenthar's Tower

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating
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Two Kings Keep

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The Fantasy Codex

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The Jolrhos Bestiary: volume 1

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2014
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The Lost Castle

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The Jorhos Field Guide

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I have read four of these books and each one is well-written and researched, even if some of the tone is uneven at times. This book the tone was very well handled, although the writer kind of goes out of the way to portray poor farming people as semi ...more
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"When a man's partner is killed, he's supposed to do something about it. It doesn't make any difference what you thought of him. He was your partner and you're supposed to do something about it. And it happens we're in the detective business. Well, w ...more
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“Disagreement is not oppression. Argument is not assault. Words – even provocative or repugnant ones – are not violence. The answer to speech we do not like is more speech.”
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The War on the West by Douglas Murray
“This is the process by which everything from the past can be picked over, picked apart, and eventually destroyed. It can find no way of building. It can only find a way of endlessly pulling apart. So a novel by Jane Austen is taken apart until a delicate work of fiction is turned instead into nothing more than another piece of guilty residue from a discredited civilization. What has been achieved in this? Nothing but a process of destruction.”
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“I have seen tyrants come and go, and each seems more invincible and more terrible than the last. They all fail. Empires arise and crumble. What matters is what each of us do where we are, when we are.”
Christopher R Taylor, Life Unworthy

“What's good for reform is bad for the reformers”
Loren D. Estleman Gas City

“The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues has today all the exhilaration of a vice.”
G.K. Chesterton

“The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.”
-A. A. Milne

“I have come to the conclusion that none of us in our generation feels as guilty about sin as we should or as our forefathers did.”
Francis Schaeffer

“To disbelieve is easy; to scoff is simple; to have faith is harder.”
Louis L'Amour

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Christopher Taylor I only know a few, in the Portland and Eugene area mostly. There's never been any sort of meetup in the area that I am aware of.


Octiparan Howdy Christopher,

I noticed you are in Salem, OR. This means were neighbors, as I live in Keizer. I've lived in Keizer 10+ years, Salem 10 years and a number of other places around the country before that. My real home is Billings, Montana. I'm trapped here in Oregon due to the triplet grand kids. If you ever want to meet in person just let me know.

BTW, has there ever been a Moron meet up in the general area? and are there any other rons and ettes in the area?

Thanks
Lee


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