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7 Tips to Using Swords: Freebie Is to Avoid Sword Puns

I was originally going to write something similar to Monday’s post with a list of swords and some info about them.  Then I remembered how many different types of swords have existed.  Shortswords, longswords, flamberge, cutlass, rapier, saber, daggers, dirks, … Continue reading

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Shields: Not Just For Dinner Parties Any More

A while back, I was asked to write about the different types of shields.  I’d already set up the posts for July to promote The Life & Times of Ichabod Brooks, so here we are in August.  This takes a lot … Continue reading

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The Instinctive Hero: Guts Over Brains

On the other end of the mental spectrum are those characters who demand almost entirely on instinct.  Just like Thinkers, they aren’t entirely instinct, but that’s what drives them more than planning.  Much like their tactics, these characters are fairly … Continue reading

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The Future of Ichabod Brooks

So, now I have to think about the future.  Not only for the next series since we’re a month or two away from the hopeful release of Legends of Windemere: Path of the Traitors.  That series will come to an end, … Continue reading

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Fatherhood in Fantasy Fiction

Fatherhood is a slight theme in The Life & Times of Ichabod Brooks.  He is proud of being a father and there is one story that involves a father/son.  Another involves orphans being escorted to their new homes.  Originally, I … Continue reading

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Ichabod Brooks: A Character with a Long and Mysterious Past

Ichabod Brooks has had a long and exciting life that could fill many books with adventures.  His youthful years were reckless, but he survived and gained the skills that would make him a legend.  The middle of his career showed … Continue reading

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The Friends and Allies of Ichabod Brooks

In each story of The Life & Times of Ichabod Brooks, he has a friend, ally, or partner of some kind.  Well, almost each story because I can think of one or two that don’t really have a friend.  Traveling … Continue reading

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