I don't normally make TBRs owing to the fact that I am such a slow and distractible reader. This one came about because I was planning on using some of my newfound time this summer to read a bunch of novellas better suited to my terrible attention span and realized that almost all the books… Continue reading June (Pride Month) TBR
A lot of weird things happen to a story when you work on it from age twelve to twenty-six. The Theonite Series has gone with me through puberty, my first crushes, my Harry Potter phase, my Batman phase, my Star Wars phase, my Shounen anime phase, changing shape with each one. That much thematic confusion… Continue reading Finding a Fantasy World (by turning ours upside down): An Uncomfortably Personal Look Back on the Creation of Duna
To celebrate the anniversary of my Theonite Series, all three books in the Theonite universe are only 99c on Amazon through May! Theonite Book 1: Planet Adyn (YA, suburban fantasy)Theonite Book 2: Orbit (YA, Afrofuturistic fantasy)The Sword of Kaigen (Adult, Japanese military fantasy) If you’re a fan of elemental superpowers, alternate histories & the power of friendship, be sure to grab… Continue reading Theonite 2019 Anniversary Special – 99c Book Sale, Signed Book Giveaways & More!
Hello Dear Readers! M. L. Wang here. With The Sword of Kaigen coming out in two weeks, I wanted to ramble a bit about the setting, characters, magic system, and the general experience of writing a 600-page fantasy. The Setting While I went to extreme, conscious lengths to research to the West African cultures that inspired the… Continue reading About my upcoming novel – The Sword of Kaigen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KejtJ310r5Q&t=10s Hello Dear Readers! I made this video to accompany my Asian Fantasy Book Giveaway (which you can ENTER HERE!). Includes a full description of each book. Youtube Video Description: 📚 ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE! ➡️ https://mailchi.mp/ef3370b55395/asian... (Open to international readers) 📚 GIVEAWAY BOOKS 📚 (Note: I am an Amazon affiliate - for each purchase made through the links below,… Continue reading Asian Fantasy Book Giveaway – Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFnf76_J5gg Video Description: 📚 MY BOOKS 📚 'Theonite Book I: Planet Adyn': https://amzn.to/2poOFge 'Theonite Book II: Orbit': https://amzn.to/2PSmzFi 'The Sword of Kaigen' (PRE-ORDER 99c): https://amzn.to/2SxD2R2 (and don't forget to submit your pre-order receipt and mailing address to email@example.com for your reader SWAG PACK!) 📚 EARLY REVIEWS of THE SWORD OF KAIGEN Blue Ink (starred review):… Continue reading January Owlcrate Unboxing & ‘The Sword of Kaigen’ Pre-order Swag – Video
Hello Dear Readers! With The Sword of Kaigen, coming out in early 2019, I thought I would put together a list of East Asian fantasy books to get everyone in the mood. Since The Sword of Kaigen has its toes in a few different genres, I've been careful to include a diverse spread in this list – YA & adult,… Continue reading 25 Asian-Inspired Fantasy Books
Through the month of December, 50% of my royalties will go to the Against Malaria Foundation! For newcomers to this site who aren’t aware, my Theonite Series is a YA story in which a team of super-powered misfits fight crime in an African-dominated parallel universe. The world-building of Theonite is heavily based on West African culture (specifically that of the Mande… Continue reading It’s Charity Month Again! Buy a Book to Fight Malaria!
It is generally accepted among people with empathy and a basic understanding of history that Christopher Columbus is not a figure worth celebrating. So, I thought it would be appropriate to celebrate this October 8th with a free promo of my Theonite Series, which takes us to a world free of Christopher Columbus and the… Continue reading Anti-Columbus Day Special – FREE books and bookmarks!
Hello Dear Readers! M. L. Wang here, and today I want to share some new SoK artwork from the wonderful Tara Spruit (Taratjah). I've always loved this artist's warm, expressive style, so I was ecstatic to have the chance to commission these pieces. Tara Spruit has also done wonderful art based on other fantasy series… Continue reading More ‘Sword of Kaigen’ Art!