I recently read The Time of the Dark — one of Barbara Hambly‘s books.
It’s one of her earlier books, so the plot is a little bit less complex (although the characters are still excellent).
I wouldn’t be writing about it here, except that for one interesting question that came to me while I was reading it: why are people transported into fantasy realms so often instant experts?
In this particular novel, two characters get drawn from our world into a conflict in a parallel reality. One of them is a graduate student, and the other is an artist. Each of them picks up a big skill shortly after they arrive in the new world of magic.
I’ve been playing my way through Divinity: Original Sin, which is a pretty excellent role-playing game.
It’s been ages since I bought it, and I still haven’t managed to get through all the content. Nonetheless, I thought I’d write a few words about the game, why it’s entertaining, and a small items that didn’t work as well for me.