Wheel of Time Favourites

All 14 Wheel of Time books

I’ve finally hit the final 3 books of Wheel of Time, a series I love deeply and began reading a few years ago after hearing news of the TV show being made. I knew of the series for years—it’s hard to go into a fantasy section without seeing them—but never made the plunge. Having finished Knife of Dreams late August, and about to start The Gathering Storm, I wanted to recap a few of my favourite and most hated moments, characters…celebrating my love for a grand series. Yes, I count complaining as love.

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Summer Tarot Sale

My Tarot Commissions on my Ko-fi are on sale for the summer! The solstice has come and recharged my decks, and they are ready and willing to answer all your questions.

3 Card reading: 3 Ko-fis (just $9 CAD!)

Celtic Cross Reading: 7 Ko-fis ($21 CAD)

Hit up my Guidelines post for extra information/process, as well as pictures and descriptions of each of my decks. Thanks for helping this queer witch keep themself afloat ❤

Sending magic your way,
Ashe Mocaw

We Hunt the Flame Review

People lived because she killed. People died because he lived.

To those following my Twitter, these words should be all too familiar. From the moment I discovered Hafsah Faizal’s upcoming (now published) debut, We Hunt the Flame, I was captivated. A rich, Arabian-inspired fantasy world, written by a Muslim woman? It’s everything I love about diverse books and YA, and I had to get my hands on it. I’m not much of a book reviewer, as most of my critical skills fall to the wayside as the excitement of “PLEASE read this” overcomes me, so this will likely not compare to more experienced bloggers’ words.

All the same, I have to say something beyond “PLEASE read this”. The book deserves it.

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Aesthetic Boards

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Like many authors, my background isn’t in creative writing. I have a degree in communications and design—still storytelling, but in a different medium. When I joined Twitter and saw the aesthetic boards the community makes, I was in love so quickly. For this post, I thought I’d do a writeup on three of the boards I made for #WedWIPAesthetic. I’ll touch on my image choices, overall design, and a little about process. All of these are for my dark fantasy WIP, starring a messy man named Magnolia Ryder.

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Princess Tutu & Happiness

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I recently finished something like my 10th re-watch of a very good anime, “Princess Tutu”. I’ve always loved it for a number of reasons, the characters, the ballet, the music…but this time as I start my own writing career what really struck me was the ending and the themes of happiness vs suffering the story presents. This will obviously contain spoilers for the end of the series, so if you haven’t seen and wish to remain unspoiled, bookmark this for after a good marathon watch.

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Prism Worldbuilding

Did you enjoy last week’s short story Prism? Interested in learning more of the development behind the series, including more info on the alien races, or perhaps the future of humanity?

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Ashe Mocaw

Short Story: Prism

Hello all! Back again with another short story, this one a dystopian Sci-Fi with aliens, chaotic neutrals, gangs, evil governments, and more.

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Prism, by Ashe Mocaw

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Short Story: The Goddess of Raya’s Biggest Mistake

Two women, Raya and Eode, stand back to back with a broken sword separating them

Hello again! I’ve been submitting to magazines, and around the rejections and awaiting rejections I’ve gotten some more writing done for here, too. Please enjoy this short tale of a solider, a goddess, and the mistake that brought them together.

Artwork above was commissioned from Kami, who is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend their services (as long as their commissions are open).

The Goddess of Raya’s Biggest Mistake, by Ashe Mocaw

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