Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls

Darn it. Double darn. Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls by Raymond Arroyo has me so frustrated! So much creativity. Such an interesting concept. Such a great infusion of Catholic traditions into the spiritually diverse genre of fantasy. Such a great opportunity to do what N.D. Wilson does so brilliantly: reveal how all good … Continue reading Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling

“In this way Penelope’s happy and sad feelings got all mixed up together, until they were not unlike one of those delicious cookies they have nowadays, the ones with a flat circle of sugary cream sandwiched between two chocolate-flavored wafers. In her heart she felt a soft, hidden core of sweet melancholy nestled inside crisp … Continue reading The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling

The Chronicles of Prydain #1: The Book of Three

More than 10 years ago, family friends were raving about Lloyd Alexander and The Chronicles of Prydain. At that time, I had a newborn baby and didn't have enough headspace to investigate their recommendation, but for some reason, I never forgot how much they loved the books. A few years ago I was studying the … Continue reading The Chronicles of Prydain #1: The Book of Three