Book Review: Uprooted

By Jessica Wright

Uprooted-Cover-2Award winning author Naomi Novik is no stranger to the literary fantasy world. A first generation American, Novik is the author of the popular Temeraire series that includes the novels His Majesty’s Dragon and the New York Times bestseller Empire of Ivory. She will be concluding the Temeraire series next year with its ninth and final novel and her latest stand-alone novel, Uprooted, was released in May 2015. Uprooted transports the reader into a world full of magic and darkness while exploring the complexities of young adulthood and human relationships.

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Interview: Chris Grano – Zahatar

By Breeann Kirby

zahatar band
photo by Gabriele Woolever

Zahatar is an acoustic string band in the Fort Collins, Colorado area that seeks to bring “modern spice to timeless tunes.” Drawing on themes from diverse traditions such as Celtic, Chinese and Spanish folk tunes, classical compositions, and bluegrass, members arrange all of their own music and compose much of it. Currently, the band consists of founding members Chris Grano (violin, arrangement, composer), Scott Stewart (viola, arrangement, composer), and Sarah Hoskins (cello). They’ve recently expanded the band’s roster for the purposes of The Little Country Project to include Shilo Stroman (percussion), ‘Cille Lutsch (flute, pennywhistle), and Emily Smith (harp). Continue reading