Tag: The Power That Preserves

Note to Self: Not all White Cis Male Authors are Bad.

Note to Self: Not all White Cis Male Authors are Bad.

Posted February 23, 2022 in Bookish Things // 6 Comments

Before we start arguing, I am not here to defend the pantheon of Old White Cis Male Authors. There are so many of them that are problematic and horrid, and my Problematic Authors page speaks to that. This post is brought to you by my own bias and a revelation as I was about an hour into research, determined to find some dirt that doesn’t seem to exist. Friends, meet Stephen R. Donaldson. He’s a science fiction and fantasy writer best known for his Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, published in the 1970s. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. […]

The First 10 Books I Reviewed on My Blog

The First 10 Books I Reviewed on My Blog

Posted April 23, 2019 in Memes // 6 Comments

Did you know that The Literary Phoenix has been online since 2009? I will fully admit that I haven’t been consistent with my blog over the years.  I’ve taken breaks.  And by breaks, I’m talking one post every six months for years.  I was not a good blogger for 85% of the time that I’ve been here.  But there’s been book reviews over the years. Some of the reviews are for books I wouldn’t read again… but there are plenty of books I read back in 2011 that I would still read again!  I can tell you that my reviewing has […]

Book Review: The Power That Preserves by Stephen R. Donaldson

Book Review: The Power That Preserves by Stephen R. Donaldson

Posted July 27, 2011 in Reviews // 4 Comments

After a long period of waiting for something to happen, I finally find myself liking a book in this trilogy. It took until the middle of the book, granted, but then I flew right through it. The pace picked up, the characters gained interest. It was good, but I’m sad that it was so long coming. However, saying that, I must emphasize again that Donaldson’s style is a much vaguer, slower-paced style than I prefer to start with, so those who like that type of writing style will have probably liked this book from the beginning.