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 Path of Casting

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!

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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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The Dragon Reviewed…

I recently decided to undertake the task of re-reading the Wheel of Time. It’s only now, three books in, that the scale of this undertaking has hit me. Three down, eleven to go!

I’ve decided to take a break and read a few other books, lest I over-saturate myself with Wheel of Time. I have also decided that this might be a good time to post my own short review and thoughts on the first three books as a whole.

Anyone who knows me will know I am a massive Wheel of Time fan, though I will happily admit it is certainly not perfect. What follows is a summary of the books’ premise and a very brief review / my thoughts.

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The Dragon Reborn, book 3 of The Wheel of Time, by Robert Jordan
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