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A Guide to Swearing in The Blacktongue Thief

Many fantasy worlds have their own rules, magic, and language for readers to learn and devour throughout the course of the book…but what about the most important part of getting familiar with a new, fantastical vocabulary? No, not how to say ‘yes’ or ‘please.’ We’re talking about the SWEARING. Christopher Buehlman, author of The Blacktongue Thief, has kindly provided us with a very detailed guide to all the cursing potential in his new novel. Check it out here!

5 Fantasy Novels That Subvert the Chosen One Narrative

We all know the story of the chosen one. Time and time again, we’ve watched the Fabled Hero rise from Humble Yet Noble Origins to unlock Hidden Power only to discover that their True Strength was Friendship All Along, or whatever. That’s not what we’re here to talk about today. No, today is about the books that take that familiar narrative and twist it up. Flip it on its precious, anointed head! 

And why today of all auspicious days for this task? Because we’re celebrating the release of The Discord of Gods, the thrilling conclusion to Jenn Lyons’ A Chorus of Dragons series, where chosen ones fall from grace, demons run rampant across the earth, and adventure is the most important word. 

So read on! Check out a whole list of novels that defy the heroic and shake up expectations!