So to kick off my art blog, (!!) I’ve decided to draw the ever determined Sabriel aka my mom. Garth Nix is such a fantastic character builder, and I’d recommend his Old Kingdom series to absolutely anybody
Books you need to read right now so some books, like Percy Jackson or Raven Boys have big happy fandoms and thats GREAT but here are some books I feel are just as good but never seem to have gotten the love they should
The Half Bad Trilogy (Half Bad, Half Wild, Half Lost) Bisexual main character, epic gay love story, Harry Potter by way of Raven Boys, go read them, cry.
The small piece I did in antipation of meeting Garth Nix today. (I’ll say more about that in a seperate post). Haven’t had the chacne to read Goldenhand properly thanks to a lot of university work and society responsablity. But this is inspired by the prologue.
Also trying to get the age difference right was difficult…
Book Recommendations for Tamora Pierce lovers (pt. 1)
Our followers recommend:
The Farsala Trilogy by Hilari Bell
“One of the POV characters is a woman and she’s really kick ass. Plus there’s war, magic, rebellion, spies, lots of really awesome characters and a mule that thinks he’s a duck.”
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
The Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan
“The main characters are men, but the women are kickass and actually have important functioning roles in the plot!”
Literally Anything by Brandon Mull (Fablehaven or the Beyonders especially)
You might feel weird picking up a 600-page-each-book series written for 5-8th graders but believe me when I say that these books are so damn phenomenal, you’ll be glad you did. Really imaginative stories. Good characters. Patton Burgess.
The Name of the Wind (of The Kingkiller Chronicle series) by Patrick Rothfuss
A more adult fantasy novel that is so unbelievably good I can’t even put it into words. Just do it.
Sabriel by Garth Nix
A classic. No explanation needed.
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
We love a good two-perspective story. Bonus points for supporting an author who is a WOC!
The Young Elites by Marie Lu
This story is not without its weak moments, but A+ for a non-Medieval England setting and main characters with physical deformities. Also revenge is good.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
Beauty and the Beast retelling. Curses, trials, fairies. If for nothing else, read for the scene where the protag gets mad at the two male characters and paints portraits of their faces on pigs’ bodies for hours.
“Cloven Crest lay before her. A narrow ridge where several slopes of the hill met to form a miniature plateau, with a slight depression in the middle. [..] There were no trees, no vegetation at all, but in the very center of the drift a dark grey stone cast a long moonshadow. It was twice Sabriel’s girth and three times her height, and looked whole until she walked closer and saw the zigzag crack that cut it down the middle.”