This episode opens with how the Subtle Knife was created and the history of the world where it was created, and how both fell to corruption. The narration is similar to the opening scene in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring film, and I believe this was done intentionally in order to keep… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “Tower of the Angels”
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“Best of” Lists: The Greatest, the Essential and Personal Favorites
So, TIME Magazine is the latest publication to release its list of “The Best Fantasy Novels of All Time.” The magazine even went further than Forbes and known fan sites (and critics) and had a panel consisting of leading fantasy authors to form, to vote, and to finalize their “selections.” While this list is impressive with selections… Continue reading “Best of” Lists: The Greatest, the Essential and Personal Favorites
Adult Fantasy: Is There Such a Thing?
Video games, graphic novels and comic books and manga, and fantasy literature continue to share the same criticism from those who are neither fans nor creators: they are for children and/or they have no place in a classroom or in an academic setting. The fact that such notions continue to be made is a disconcerting… Continue reading Adult Fantasy: Is There Such a Thing?
Why You Need to Read: “The Cerulean Queen”
The Nine Realms #4: The Cerulean Queen By: Sarah Kozloff Published: April 21, 2020 Genre: Fantasy I am Cerúlia, the daughter of the late, brave Queen Cressa the Enchanter and the heroic Lord Ambrice. I. Am. Your. Queen, (Chapter Five). When the end of a story draws near, there lies a range of emotion from sadness to anxiousness.… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Cerulean Queen”
Speculative Fiction: A Label for the Growing Spectrum of the Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction & Horror
*My 100th Blog Post!* For the past year in which I have devoted more time to working on my blog, I have gained a larger audience—followers, readers and other supporters—than I thought possible. Remember, even the most successful bloggers and vloggers start out as “small channels” and are thankful for those who support them. I… Continue reading Speculative Fiction: A Label for the Growing Spectrum of the Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction & Horror
My Theory on George R.R. Martin’s Writing “Plan” for A Song of Ice and Fire
What do you believe is going on with George R.R. Martin's writing process? Like many other fans and readers of A Song of Ice and Fire series, we have been waiting for a very long time for Winds of Winter. A Dance with Dragons was published in 2011, a few weeks after the first season… Continue reading My Theory on George R.R. Martin’s Writing “Plan” for A Song of Ice and Fire
A Look Into: America’s Top 10 Books Based on “The Great American Read”
A look into PBS' Top 10 Books voted in "The Great American Read" and my selection and why it should win the vote.