Review: Random Magic by Sasha Soren

When absent-minded Professor Random misplaces the main character from Alice in Wonderland, young Henry Witherspoon must book-jump to fetch Alice before chaos theory kicks in and the world vanishes. Along the way he meets Winnie Flapjack, a wit-cracking doodle witch with nothing to her name but a magic feather and a plan. Such as it is.

Henry and Winnie brave the Dark Queen, whatwolves, pirates, Struths, and fluttersmoths, Priscilla and Charybdis, obnoxiously cheerful vampires, Baron Samedi, a nine-dimensional cat, and one perpetually inebriated Muse to rescue Alice and save the world by tea time.


When I picked up my copy of Random Magic I only had a vague idea of what to expect and that was pirates, magic, and fantasy. I got those three things and more. Random Magic is what I like to call Alice Fantasy because it’s not exactly definable by genre, but at the same time comes across as being inspired by Alice in Wonderland; that sort of surreal setting where the world hasn’t the logic of our own reality, but a logic of the unreal, and is a story that will throw the unexpected at you and keep you thinking about it long after. Continue reading

Random Magic Tour: Pirates! The Parting Glass

Well, this is the end of the Random Magic Tour: Pirates! I’ll say some more words down below during the parting post, but first – for anyone who would like to still check out the posts from all the contributors now or in future, I’ve linked up as many of the posts as possible in the tour schedule to make it easier to find.

Today’s the wrap day for Random Magic Tour: Pirates! (May
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Random Magic Tour Pirates! Feature: Pirate Lairs Part I – Tortuga

This is somewhat of a long post and unfortunately I may not be able to post up a review (we’ll see, it might be hitting close to the deadline, but we’ll see) with the blog tour so I’m going to be breaking up Pirate Lairs into three parts and posting it over the day, followed by a pirate game and another feature. First up is Tortuga, enjoy!

Feature: Pirate Lairs: Tortuga, Port Royal, New Providence and the
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