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Book of the week: The Children of Hurin - JRR Tolkien

It is just epic. In many senses of the word. It reminds me a lot of Homer ‘ s The Odyssey… maybe it’s the whole nostos thing. 59 more words


Quote of the day

“Let your shadow grow a hair on its face. Let it become dark … Given time, words may even enchant an enchanter.” – Chapter 4, The Gunslinger, Stephen King


Green Rider and First Rider’s Call by Kristen Britain

As this is quite a long series (five books so far and writing!) I will take two books at a time to review.

Green Rider… 801 more words


Attention span versus modern epic storytelling

I am one of millions of people who can say I read the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy (plus The Hobbit; no Silmarillion… 547 more words


Robin Hobb Farseer Trilogy Book Three Assassin's Quest

This will be my last Robin Hobb review for a while as I think I’ve allowed my fanaticalness for her to take over the page. Not necessarily a bad thing but change is nice. 926 more words


Farseer Trilogy Book Two Royal Assassin

This book will keep you clinging to its pages. It is filled with mystery and intrigue. Although I at times felt frustrated with Fitz’ actions, or lack thereof to deal with his personal problems, it is I think the point. 764 more words


Farseer Trilogy Book One Assassin's Apprentice

Thanks everyone for being so patient in waiting for my first actual review. I have been super busy this week as I’ve just started my Masters. 717 more words