Fantasy You Should Read – Part 2

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.

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Fantasy You Should Read – Part 1

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.

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The Shadow Procrastinating

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.

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A Change In Direction

Over the last three weeks I have been trying to get some serious writing done for my main project – the epic / traditional fantasy idea. When I say trying, I mean staring at the screen wondering why nothing was happening. It is for that reason I started looking at my old Flipping Out blog, which was a lighter affair, resulting in the recent (attempts at) humour. After revisiting these old posts, and looking at news articles relating to the sorry state of Northern Ireland’s political affairs, I had a eureka moment and an entirely new idea for a story was born.

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One Ring to Rule Them All, and in Craigavon Bind Them

Another one from the vaults…this one has been updated slightly to correspond with the ridiculous situation Northern Irish government finds itself in i.e. there hasn’t been one for two years. I think this might actually be better than the current state of affairs….

View of new Craigavon Council Chambers.
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Cthulhu Wants a Kitten

The Philmarillion is my second attempt at a regular blog. Before this I had tried my hand at blogging using the Blogspot platform with a site called Flipping Out.  It’s redundant now, but there are some articles I would like to share. The first one is a tale of non-euclidean cosmic terror….

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