A pencil drawing of Death ๐Ÿ’™

While not quite the illustration for, this was definitely inspired by a scene from Fury’s Embrace, the story I’m currently working on.  It’ll be the second of a series, following Death’s Blessing.

But then he found this cemetery and cleared every piece of angel, demon and undead filth in a one-mile radius around it, to be at peace while his creepy-ass ghouls dug a hole in the ground. Like for a coffin. He sat at the edge of that hole, staring in it, for a day and a night, as still as the headstones around him. I swear, if I didnโ€™t interrupt him, heโ€™d still be sitting there. Perhaps heโ€™d eventually turn to stone.

I did a piano cover of the Darksiders: Genesis Main Theme

The original soundtrack for this fabulous game that changed my life was composed by Gareth Coker. I already wrote about the Main Theme at length before, and in this piece, arranged for the piano, you can hear all the elements/motifs mentioned in that analysis and a few more! Performed on my Yamaha PSR E373 61-key keyboard, recorded & mixed using Cakewalk. ๐ŸŽถ

The Annoying Antagonism in The Golem and the Jinni

The Golem and the Jinni, a novel by H. Wecker, achieved a fair bit of fame. I picked it up after getting recommendations from several different websites and people (though in the end, it was the marvelous cover that made me click the buy button); and I’m glad, because it’s a great book. It’s fresh both in terms of content and presentation. The wonderfully flawed lead characters and the devotion that develops between them out of kinship and mutual respect rather than some mindless instant attraction pressed all the right buttons. For the most part, I couldn’t put it down. But then, on a couple occasions, it annoyed me so severely I had to put it down and found it difficult to pick it up again.

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