The Accidental Teen Book, Vol 3: Two Past Masters Edition!

“…between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars…”

…and hither to this came…The Accidental Teen Book!

So our latest installment of ATB is not any particular book, but rather two legendary authors, and not even all that accidental, considering that we’re heading back to long before anyone ever thought about writing books just for teens.’  And yet these two gentlemen, and their work, are always great to keep in mind for when that particular teen comes along.’  They are, after all, the progenitors of both modern horror fiction, and the heroic sword-and-sorcery tale.’  I speak, of course, of H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard. Continue reading The Accidental Teen Book, Vol 3: Two Past Masters Edition!

The Accidental Teen Book, Vol. 2: Steampunk Style! (With Bonus Free Comic!)

I know what you’re thinking.

Ok.’  Scratch that.’  That would be creepy.’  Let’s just say I know what you’ve thought.’  “Where oh where can I find a book with with the theological implications of His Dark Materials, the glorious steampunk of Airborn, and a great coming-of-age quest so as to appease this poor, demanding, fantasy-prone teen reader!?”

Lucky you – I’ve got the answer, and it’s our next ATB: Jay Lake’s wondrous bit of steampunk philosophy, Mainspring.

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