Month: September 2019

The Wheel of Time on Amazon Prime – What We Know So Far

Little did I know when I started reading the books several years ago that I would have an exciting TV show coming down the line to look forward to. This is what we know so far about the upcoming Wheel of Time TV show on Amazon. Many other fans may have seen the 22 minute

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Why You Should Read Mistborn (Era 1)

The Mistborn trilogy is often suggested to new readers of fantasy and fans of the genre alike. It always appears on my suggested reading lists, and this is why. Originality. It is so hard to bring original ideas to the table, within all art forms, but especially with fantasy books. There are defined rules that

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Free Fantasy Setting Worldbuilding Template

Here is a list of items to think about when creating your fantasy world. You do not have to know everything on the list, your reader certainly doesn’t. Pick the things that seem the most interesting and design them in detail. I hope it’s useful! Also, I have a link to a word document of

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Stop Telling George R. R. Martin to Hurry Up with ‘The Winds of Winter’

Recently, I have been reading comments on Goodreads below George R.R. Martin’s ‘The Winds of Winter’ (and also on Patrick Rothfuss’ ‘Door of Stone’) that are frustrated with the wait for the new book. Shut up. We are the readers and they are the writers. It sounds like an obvious point but many seem to

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Why You Should Read ‘The Age of Five’ Trilogy by Trudi Canavan

I never see much online about Trudi Canavan or her books, and that’s a shame! It also doesn’t make any sense to me when they are so good! The most popular series, I believe, is The Black Magician trilogy and the associated prequel. (The sequel trilogy is also good – EVERYTHING SHE WRITES IS GOOD!)

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Amazon’s LoTR TV Show, What Do You Want to See? // Tolkien TV Talk

So, Amazon are making a TV show based on the Second Age in Tolkien’s Legendarium. For those who are fans of Peter Jackson’s films, and those who may have read The Lord of the Rings and/or The Hobbit, the question ‘What is the Second Age?’ might have been the first thing you googled. I am

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Why I’m Stuck on Book 5 of The Wheel of Time Series

If you have seen any of my reviews for books 1-4 of Robert Jordan’s series, you will know that I have loved most of them and enjoyed the others. (I will leave links below of the reviews). This book, however, is slow. Even by Wheel of Time standards! That is not to say that it

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Worldbuilding #2: The Importance of Character

I am a huge fan of the way Asimov’s ‘Foundation’ trilogy does not rely on the importance of character. This may seem like an odd introduction to a post about the importance of character, however I just wanted to iterate that I believe good books have been written, and can still be written, where this

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