Monthly Archives: May 2012

Gone Fishing. See you guys Tues. Have a Great Weekend.

Gone Fishing. See you guys Tues. Have a Great Weekend.

Oh and check out FBC this weekend : http://www.fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com/


A repost of a great contest on Fantasy Book Critic

We will post another review tomorrow.  For today, a repost of a great contest I saw on Fantasy Book Critic. Stop in and enter.

http://www.fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com/2012/05/worldwide-giveaway-win-omnibus-edition.html


We Review: Lord Foul’s Bane (Chronicles of Thomas Covenant One)

Lord Foul’s Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever
Lord Foul’s Bane (1977)
The Illearth War (1978)
The Power that Preserves (1979)

The most unlikely of heroes stars in this epic masterpiece. An author, who is also a leper from modern 70s earth, is summoned to a fantasy world by Drool Rockworm who weilds the Staff of Law. Drool tells him he must go on a quest to see the Council of Lords at Revelstone, so that they can make preparations to combat Lord Foul.

Thomas starts off by raping a girl who thinks he is an old hero reincarnated, Berek Halfhand. In his defense Thomas thought he was in a dream, and still really in the “Real World.” The quest is fantastical, meeting giants, Salt Heart Foam Follower, a favorite charachter of mine, as well as a few other interesting creations.

Thomas then goes into Mount Thunder, with Lord Prothall, and his sleepless, ageless protectors, the Bloodguard, in an attempt to wrestle the Staff of Law away from Lord Foul and his minions.

I recomend this book to people who are really into fantasy. This is no Harry Potter/Hunger Games types of story. And not nearly as political as Game of Thrones. Great writing and a solid (eventually 9 book long )  story await you. 4 stars recomended.

Find it on: Kindle or NOOK or Smashwords (currently not available)


A Worthy Cause w/ Dragon Poems

This was posted on Fantasy Book Critic today. It is a cause worth sharing and for .99 we should all be ashamed if we don’t contribute. 40+ poems for a buck and some child gets a new smile!  WOW Hats off to M.R. & L.M.

http://www.fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com/2012/05/dragon-poems-for-smiletrain-anthology.html


eBook Review: The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander

The Chronicles of Prydain

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – The Chronicles of Prydain is a series of five children’s fantasy novels by Lloyd Alexander. Henry Holt published one annually from 1964 to 1968, the second earning a 1966 Newbery Honor and the last winning the 1969 Newbery Medal.

The Book of Three
The Black Cauldron
The Castle of Llyr
Taran Wanderer
The High King
Our Thoughts:
   This was the first complete fantasy series I ever completed, and I admit that I shed a few tears at the end of book five, knowing that I wouldn’t be spending more time in Prydain. The Cauldron Born, and the Evil Lord Arawn were terrible foes. The hero is a glorified Assistant Pig-Keeper named Taran. A unique point: We never get a physical description of Taran, ever. This is one reason youngsters relate so well to him. We are him, and it makes the stories that much better.
   Each novel is a well rounded tale that ads to the whole series. The pace, perfect for a younger reader, yet compelling enough to hold the attention of teens and adults alike.
   Best Fantasy Character Name: “Fflewddur Fflam”
   Ultimately each book in the series gets 5 stars, save for book 4 – Taran Wanderer – Which, well… wandered away from the main a bit much for my taste. Taran Wanderer – Still gets 4 stars, as does the series as a whole.
   This book, like the last we reviewed, is recomended for readers of all ages, anytime, anywehere.
   Find these books for:  Kindle  or   NOOK   or  Smashwords (currently not available)

Our First Review is a Classic Standard of Fantasy Literature

We will begin with “The Hobbit” by J.R.R.Tolkien

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, better known by its abbreviated title The Hobbit, is a fantasy novel and children’s book by J. R. R. Tolkien. It was published on 21 September 1937 to wide critical acclaim, being nominated for the Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the New York Herald Tribune for best juvenile fiction. The book remains popular and is recognized as a classic in children’s literature.

Our Thoughts:

The Hobbit is a fascinating tale. It takes us into a strange new world where we’ve never been. It is a book full of adventure and heroism, with fascinating places like: the Shire , Rivendell, The Misty Mountains, and Mirkwood, and do not forget Lonely Mountain. The story is about unlikely heroes after a dragon called Smaug and the treasure he stole.

This is a story that can be enjoyed by readers (and listeners) of all ages. It is a story that can and should be read again and again. We all have an inner Hobbit. Finding yours will be a whole lot of fun. I recomend this book to anyone, any age, anytime, anywhere. 5 stars

Get the Hobbit for: Kindle or NOOK or Smashwords (currently not available)