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State of my Arc: Dec Issue

Happy Best Month of the Year guys! For any newcomers, State of the ARC is a monthly meme thingy hosted by Avalinah's Books. We motivate and support each other to get through those lengthy TBRs (To Be Read piles) and knock out those reviews. You can catch up with how our host is doing here, or… Continue reading State of my Arc: Dec Issue

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Tough Travelling: Minions

Every month, Fantasy Faction explore a different fantasy trope as inspired by Diana Wynne Jones' The Tough Guide to Fantasyland. This month it's minions: Minions of the DARK LORD can be male or female, though he tends to favour males (who seem to be more susceptible to the Evil One’s wiles). They can take many forms: BAD… Continue reading Tough Travelling: Minions

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Owain Glyndŵr – Prince of Wales

I’m sharing this blog post from Y Lolfa as it has some excellent recommendations for further reading about Owain Glyndwr!

Y Silff Lyfrau | the Welsh Bookshelf

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With Owain Glyndŵr Day held on September 16, we take a look at this legendary figure who continues to be a symbol of a free and independent Wales, 600 years after his revolution…


Who was Owain Glyndŵr?

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Owain Glyndŵr lived over 600 years ago and yet today remains one of the most heroic figures in Welsh history. Owain was a natural leader and an astute statesman who united and led the Welsh against English rule. However, in some senses Owain was the spark that ignited the Welsh discontent about specific issues in Wales, many dating from the death of Llywelyn the Last, who was killed in 1282.

It is not certain when or where Owain Glyndŵr was born – possible dates are 1349, 1354 or 1359 and the two most likely places are the family home at Sycharth, near Oswestry, or in Trefgarn, Pembrokeshire where one story says that his…

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Tough Travelling: Dragons

On the first day each month, Fantasy Faction take a tour of a particular fantasy trope. Last month was Strongholds, this month it's Dragons! Inspiration for each trope comes from Diana Wynn Jones' The Tough Guide to Fantasyland. Accordingly; The Tough Guide advises that Dragons are ‘very large scaly beings with wings and long spiky tails, capable of… Continue reading Tough Travelling: Dragons