Today I’m going to provide a brief review of The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb. This series is generally considered to be one of the all time greats of modern fantasy fiction. Spoilers are not included.Continue reading “Review: The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb”
Today I am going to provide a review of The Winnowing Flame Trilogy by Jen Williams. The trilogy consists of The Ninth Rain, The Bitter Twins and The Poison Song. I will be talking about my thoughts on the ending, but I won’t be giving away any specific information that could be considered as spoilers.Continue reading “Review: The Winnowing Flame Trilogy by Jen Williams”
Today is World Book Day. So, here is one my favourite passages from a book. A message of hope in the face of overwhelming darkness. No prize for guessing which series this is from.Continue reading “World Book Day”
A very dramatic title for a short blog post, which is basically to say I’ve changed the photo on my blog and social media banners. The title of this post is actually the title of the prologue to A Memory of Light, the final book in the Wheel of Time. I chose it because it’s my favourite book in the series, but mostly because it’s the only thing I could think of that mentions banners.
I reorganised the book shelf so the photo includes books and authors of significance to me.Continue reading “By Grace and Banners Fallen”
I’ve been taking a break in my quest to reread The Wheel of Time as of late. I had to, otherwise I would have burned myself out, just like an inexperienced Aes Sedai may have done channelling too much of the One Power. I’ve finished book 5, and reading some non-Robert Jordan books in the meantime.
While The Wheel of Time remains my favourite fantasy series, it can become overwhelming if you try to read the fourteen massive tomes too quickly. There are just so many characters and plots that it is easy to get a bit lost. I am enjoying it, but now I’ve had a bit of a break, I’ve realised there is something that has been bugging me throughout the reread.
There will be spoilers from this point on.Continue reading “Turnings of the Wheel”
When I actually seldom get the time to sit down and do a bit of writing, I tend to put on a playlist to get my creative gears moving. I have four go to playlists when writing, depending on my mood. Here are three of them. All made to be shuffled. Enjoy!Continue reading “Writing to Music”
And so, we come to Part 2 of my list of Fantasy fiction that I think everyone should read. Before I start I’ll do a quick recap of the books that appeared in Part 1;
- The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
- The Raven’s Mark series by Ed McDonald
- The Godblind Trilogy by Anna Stephens
Shall we go on? Here’s a photo of someone in a shop looking at books. You should do that too…and buy them, obviously, it’s not a damn library.Continue reading “Fantasy You Should Read – Part 2”
I haven’t written in this blog in a while. I’d say it’s because I’ve been too busy looking after my six-month old child, but that would be a lie, especially as she sleeps from 8pm right through until the morning. I’ve just been procrastination incarnate. But here I am, back again, ready to write some nonsense for a very small audience – hurrah!
Today, I’m going to write briefly about some fantasy novels / series that I think you should read. Let’s face it, I mean fantasy series, not novels. When was the last time you saw a stand alone fantasy novel that wasn’t a prequel, or a Neil Gaiman book? Incidentally, while Neil Gaiman is great, I haven’t included any of his books in this blog, but maybe I will in a future entry to this.
FYI – there will be no plot spoilers in this, you will be glad to know.Continue reading “Fantasy You Should Read – Part 1”
The Wheel of Time Amazon series has got one of its stars! Rosamund Pike has been cast as Moiraine Damodred, and I couldn’t be happier! Rosamund is a versitile and extremely talented actor, and I’m sure will be fantastic as the Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. So, who else could be cast? What follows is my dream casting for some of the other characters, though none of them are very likely!Continue reading “The Path of Casting”
My Wheel of Time reread with associated reviews and thoughts hasn’t gone to plan. I’m currently about three quarters of the way through book 5; The Fires of Heaven, which, considering the pace I read the previous four books, is quite disappointing. Anyway, here are some of my brief thoughts on Book 4; The Shadow Rising.
Needless to say, there will be spoilers.Continue reading “The Shadow Procrastinating”