♥ Welcome To Old Bat's Belfry! ♥

♦ What You'll Find. Single Fantasy book reviews, funny author and reader interviews, SFF lists, (blogs, websites, authors), articles, a fledgling discussion forum and experiments in the art of blog promotion.

♦ Purpose. This blog is a companion to Dragons, Heroes and Wizards where I do nothing but Fantasy series reviews. This blog is where I put everything else.

♦ So where should you start? Try the menu bar located at the top of the page. (Tap menu in mobile) and pick your poison from the list!

♦ Thank you for stopping by and I sincerely hope you enjoy your stay!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Juliet Marillier | Weekly Quote 25

“The greatest tales,

well told,

awaken the fears and longings

of the listeners.

Each man hears a different story.

Each is touched by it

according to his inner self.

The words go to the ear,

but the true message travels straight to the spirit.”

-- Juliet Marillier, Son of the Shadows --


Juliet Marillier Quote on a background designed by Mulluane


About: This is a weekly feature here in the old belfry. The quote is Juliet Marillier's. The design, along with any flaws, is mine. 

If you would like to suggest a quote (I prefer it be from a SFF author) let me know in the comments and I'll see what I can do. No promises though. If a quote is too big I may not be able to reproduce it in the space available. I do promise to try though!


Usage: Non-Commercial Fair Use is permitted. The following restrictions apply: Please do not remove or mask the watermark url. Do not sell, print or claim this work as your own and when sharing, pinning, reblogging or posting, a direct link to this post is appreciated. Thanks!




Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ray Bradbury Quote | Weekly Quote #24

Anything You Dream

Is Fiction and

Anything You Accomplish

Is Science

The Whole History

Of Mankind

Is Nothing But

Science Fiction

-- Ray Bradbury --


Ray Bradbury Quote, Design by Mulluane @ Old Bat's Belfry


About: This is a weekly feature here in the old belfry. The quote is Ray Bradbury's. The design, along with any flaws, is mine. 

If you would like to suggest a quote (I prefer it be from a SFF author) let me know in the comments and I'll see what I can do. No promises though. If a quote is too big I may not be able to reproduce it in the space available. I do promise to try though!


Usage: Non-Commercial Fair Use is permitted. The following restrictions apply: Please do not remove or mask the watermark url. Do not sell, print or claim this work as your own and when sharing, pinning, reblogging or posting, a direct link to this post is appreciated. Thanks!




Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Five Portraits (Xanth #39) by Piers Anthony | Fantasy Book Review

Release Day Review! 



Piers Anthony delivers another tale set in the bestselling world of Xanth, filled with magic, surprises, adventure, and a few puns. Here’s what the author has to say about his new book:

“Five Portraits is a kind of sequel to Board Stiff in that it picks up where the other leaves off, with the same characters. Apart from that, it’s one of my favorites within the series. There’s something about Astrid Basilisk that appeals to me: a very pretty girl whose very glance is deadly, yet she’s a nice person whose selfless effort to save five difficult children from future Xanth is thoroughly worthy. I also like the theme of the power of unlikely friendship. Not just Xanth, but Mundania, too, would be better if there were more such friendships.”

*Blurb source* Open Road Media
Blurb might contain spoilers, toggle to view.
( Toggle may not function in email and some feed readers.)



Five Portraits (Xanth #39) by Piers Anthony | Fantasy Book Review

| Source: Publisher/Net Galley
| Author: Piers Anthony
| Series: Xanth (Book 39)
| Genre: Fantasy Humor
| Content: Satire, Puns, Alternate World
| ISBN-10: 1624672728
| ISBN-13: 9781624672729
| Publisher: Open Road Media (October 21, 2014)
| Paperback: 279 pages
| Rating: 5/5 Stars
| Affiliate Links:
Book Depository Affiliate LinkKindle Affiliate Link
BooksAMillion Affiliate Link Amazon Affiliate Link
Five Portraits (Xanth, #39)



♥ Mini Review ♥
Can a soulless Demoness learn friendship? Can a basilisk, who can kill with a look, become a loving guardian for five orphans? And can those five orphans, each with dangerous gifts, find new homes?  Alot is at stake as the very future of Xanth rests on the shoulders of five frightened children.





Love Fantasy? Enjoy Quotes? Book Reviews? Interviews? Lists?
Well Come Join The Fun!
Please enter your email address to have our bats deliver great new content straight into your inbox:

Delivered by FeedBurner
Thanks!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...