This blog, as you may have guessed from the title and tag line, is about fantasy. The magical worlds woven from simple prose and turned into a tapestry of immense scale and near unimaginable scope. Of worlds you can escape into and the charecters you know as well as any friend.
I started my journey into fantasy, as so many of my generation did, with Harry Potter. Unlike many others though, my love of fantasy didn’t end there. I moved onto the classics of C.S Lewis and Tolkien, from there I found Pratchett and Paolini, Grant and Riordan. From these humble beginnings I found Sanderson, I found Jordan, and I found Rothfuss. This was a journey that influenced my mind for as long as I can remember, and now I want to share what I know and love with the world.
Here you’ll find reviews of fantasy novels new and old, retrospective looks at some classics in the genre, and thought provoking essays on aspects of fantasy writing.
Now I’m going to try to match my writing style to the book I’m reviewing. If it’s a fantasy epic then I’ll channel the passion of the author to I instill you with the scope of the piece. If it doesn’t take itself seriously, then prepare for a much more irreverent review. I love this genre, I’m not going to do books within it a disservice by treating them differently to how present themselves.
But now that that serious bit is out of the way, let’s get back to the truly important questions shall we?
Is Tolkien responsible for stagnation in the genre? Should dragons be the be all and end all of magical creatures? Why are fantasy civilisations so often stagnant?
All these questions and more will be covered via our in-depth look at the genre. Follow us here and you too can be part of the discussion.