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LOTRO Poems- Part 3

The Loss



The garrison marched. Nimgalliel waited

            until the last of the lines to fall in, to blend.

Some of them looked, shook their heads, and smiled;

            she grinned back.

 In the tower, looking down, the King and Queen saw her, as

            they turned, perplexed, and gazed upon each other.

“You should’ve known to forbid her

            makes her more determined.

            She’s not another She-Elf

            in the kingdom. Nimgalliel will

            follow his footsteps.”

            He looked at her, “It troubles me. I made a promise

                        ere they died

                        she would be cared for,

                        and suffer no harm.”

            She smiled, “My love, she is young. Let her do this.”

            They walked away from the tower overlook

                        and said small prayers for their warriors’ safe return.

            Said the King to his son,

                        “Good night, my Prince, my heir, my blood.”

            Below, Nimgalliel, and the others marched on,

                         she, uneasy; they undaunted.

Chorus– in unison:

She, a warrior, like her father, dreamt of battle until she could stand no more. The murderers all were vanquished, and in her dream, Nimgalliel faked death no more. The gods thrust the dagger into her hands, and without a sound, it wielded true. She would prevail, for when any man gloats that he will enjoy killing a woman and her destiny, it is his moment of weak bravado.












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Posted by on 09/30/2015 in LOTRO


LOTRO Poems- Part 2

The Loss



The King looked round his court

             and set his gaze on the garrison leader:

            “Gather your strong warriors, prepare to march!

            We have sightings of our foes along the borders

            of our beloved kingdom.

            I decree their deaths! I decree our victory!

            I decree their defeat!”

“Yes, my Lord,” he stepped back.

The King looked round the room

            after the garrison leader bowed out

            and saw her to his right.

A look of annoyance filled his eyes. He winced a whisper,

            “What are you doing here? I summoned great warriors,

            Like my son on my left!”

            “My Lord, but I am,” she whispered to her Grace.

            “No! Protect the Queen. You stay here!”

            “I’m a warrior and shall go with the garrison.”

            “Do as you are told,” he seethed. “Return to the Queen’s side. You’re dismissed!”

She turned, stormed from the room, and went without a word.

            Chorus– in unison:

She-Elf knew her fate, called on her gods, felt her blade, walked straight and true, out of the castle, into hiding, awaiting her getaway. None dared reveal her, they concealed her, she was proven, she had won them, she had shown them, and her warrior men all loved the She-Elf, Nimgalliel, their Muse. She would prevail, for when a man gloats that he enjoys killing a woman and her destiny, it is his moment of cowardess.







































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Posted by on 09/28/2015 in LOTRO


LOTRO Poems- Part 1

This is a poem that has several sections to it. I wrote it originally with another character for a game in mind but that changed. I decided to change the character’s name to Nimgalliel. She is my toon from the game Lord of The Rings Online. This is the story of how she became a warrior. Thank you to the people who originally made the poem possible to write.

The Loss



She, Nimgalliel, strode to the throne room with the warrior guards,

            summoned by the king. She strode,

            step for step,

            with the King’s heir,

            his son.

Nimgalliel looked round to know she, the only She-Elf in the room,

            had earned the right long ago

            defending the queen

            to be there.

Other females were content in Elfin mysteries:

            they saw fighting as for Elf males to do.

She, Nimgalliel, stood alone, throne right; the King’s son stood to her left,

            her hand on the hilt of her treasured dagger,

            gifted in death throws by her father.

At once, the King strode to the throne; everyone smartly bowed.

She knew that look on his scar worn face: they would all prepare for war.

Chorus– in unison:

She would be a warrior like her father: the Captain of the Royal Guard. The day he and her Elf-mother were slain, they were attacked by an opposing kingdom. Her father fought till he could stand no more. The murderers left them all for dead, but Nimgalliel faked death to live. As the attackers left, she ran to her dying father who took his dagger, thrust it into her imploring hands, and without a sound, she knew her fate. He slipped to the gods, leaving Nimgalliel, the She-Elf, to seek revenge as a Royal Guard. She would prevail, for when any man gloats that he will enjoy killing a woman and her destiny, it is his moment of weakness.

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Posted by on 09/24/2015 in LOTRO


Exciting News….

Hi everyone, wanted to share a couple of awesome tidbits with you. I’m writing articles for two sites now. One is called LOTRO Players and the other is Legendarium Media. My first two articles have went live. On LOTRO Players you’ll see the article written by Nim. That’s me. Nim is my toon in the game.

Here are the links to the two articles.

Benefits of a Kinship (LOTRO Players) This article went live on 8/29 but I wanted to wait until the other one went live before sharing the news.

Lord of the Rings Online: “Looking for Someone to go on an Adventure!” (Legendarium Media)

Check them out and let me know what you think 🙂

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Posted by on 09/17/2015 in LOTR/Hobbit


Clockwork Menagerie by Karen Kincy Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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Clockwork Menagerie (Shadows of Asphodel, #2.5), by Karen Kincy

Genre: Historical-fantasy romance

Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

Date of Release­­: September 1, 2015

Cover Artist: Eugene Teplitsky

Find Online: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Goodreads


A companion novella to the Shadows of Asphodel series, from Konstantin’s point of view.

Konstantin would love to hide in his laboratory and dissect the clockwork dragon captured from Russia, but the Archmages of Vienna have other plans. He finds himself shipped off to St. Petersburg as the scientific attaché to an ambassador. His orders? Look, but don’t touch. Of course, he considers this an impossible request with so much enemy technomancy to explore.

To make matters worse, Konstantin has to work with the dashing zeppelin commander Himmel, a man who should also be untouchable. They can’t act on the smoldering attraction between them without risking it all. Faced with an illegal relationship and a devious rival technomancer, Konstantin might not return from this mission in Russia without conquering the forbidden.

My Review:

Great book. I really like the characters and the world that Karen has created. It has great twists and turns. Readers are drawn into the story from the very first page. It’s a real page turner. Readers who like Historical Fantasy with a bit of romance will want to add it to their TBR list. I look forward to reading more books by Karen.


About The Author:

Karen Kincy (Kirkland, Washington) can be found lurking in her writing cave, though sunshine will lure her outside. When not writing, she stays busy gardening, tinkering with aquariums, or running just one more mile. Karen has a BA in Linguistics and Literature from The Evergreen State College.

Find Karen Kincy Online:

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Curiosity Quills Press (CQ) is a small hybrid publishing company specializing in genre fiction of the highest quality. With 150+ titles in our catalog already and approximately 6 new books coming out each month, there’s never a dull moment at CQ. We work with major retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Audible to ensure that you, the reader, can find whatever you are looking for at your convenience.

Founded in 2011 by Eugene Teplitsky and Lisa Gus, CQ was initially a resource portal for writing and publishing, created in an effort to help writers, like themselves, survive the publishing industry. After rapid success, CQ morphed into publishing press that over time has solidified its share in the market. Now we spend our days searching for the next great escape!

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Posted by on 09/14/2015 in Reviews


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#IWSG: Updates!!


Thanks to Alex for hosting this each month. Here is the complete list of participants.

The end of August ended on a great note. I’m very happy that the book is finally out. Want to send a shout out to all the authors that worked on the anthology. Congrats again everyone. Job well done. We did it. 🙂

I have other awesome things happening as well. Doing lots of writing.  Some of the writing is contributing articles to two very cool sites. I’ll fill everyone in at a later time about those. 🙂

One final little update is that I’ll be making some changes to the layout of the blog and adding some pages I think will be fun for everyone. 🙂

That’s it for now. Keep writing. Look forward to your comments.