A couple of great podcasts –

So I was thrilled to have the chance to listen to a few podcasts in recent weeks. I must admit that sounds like the oddest thing for me to say, and it really is, but frankly the truth. First, Dean and Matt from the Magnificast interviewed me about my book Reforging a Forgotten History: Iraq and the Assyrians in the 20th Century.  That was part of episode 102. Maybe it was all of 102. In any case, there was some incoherent babbling by me. I chalk it up to my recent indoor soccer-related knee injury that has forced me to limp through life the past week and not sleep as well. Secondly, my friend and brother, Father Greg Christakos just turned me on to Amon Sûl: Exploring the Tolkien Legendarium with the Christian Faith a sort of an Eastern Orthodox Tolkien love-fest. Great work on both folks – excited to hear upcoming episodes.

 

Time is a fickle…flower…

Just finished DB Jackson’s first book in his new Islevale Cycle. Fantastic! David what a great text. Excellent world building with relatable characters whose flaws are all too human – some sins are simply those of youth and inexperience. Time’s Children draws readers into a world of time travel, perhaps one of the most difficult stories to write. Jackson does this with a deftness that can only come of experience with a Delorian from 1985.

It made me feel as if Assassin’s Creed took a magical draught and got jacked (in the sense of muscled 🙂 oh and throw in a life sucking time demon or two…or three…

Time's Children, by D.B. Jackson (Jacket art by Jan Wessbecher)