Tag Archives: Guy Gavriel Kay

The Fayborn Series by J. Aleksandr Wootton

In tales where a child or young adult is going to save the world, the hero-in-waiting is usually withering away in obscurity, knowing they were meant for so much more but spending their lives doing homework, harvesting cabbages, working fast … Continue reading

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Sleepless Knights by Mark H. Williams

What kept King Arthur up at night? I bet people have been wondering about this all these centuries. After all, defining a nation, revolutionizing social culture, conquering the world, defending against cuckoldry, protecting your kingdom against your evil witch sister, … Continue reading

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From The Hobbit to Harry Potter, From Fairy Tale to Epic

In his Cinderella Story essay, “On Stories”—an essay that was passed over when it was first published but now known by anyone who thinks about Fantasy literature—C.S. Lewis defends Fantasy literature by placing it on a higher shelf of literatures. … Continue reading

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The Hobbit as a Living Text: The Battle of 5 Blogs

This post is part of the Battle of the Five Blogs, or six blogs to be precise. It is a throw-down of various Tolkien bloggers who are thinking about the release of the final installment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy,  … Continue reading

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Digital Dust? Thoughts on my 300th Post

300 posts. Wow. When I began this project, I had little sense of an end in sight. It really began as a way of reading C.S. Lewis out loud. Over time, as my roots have deepened, the tree has branched … Continue reading

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Arthurian Overload

It was the silent “W” that made my childhood love of Arthur fade. English is a strange language: “gh” and “ph” and “f” can make the same sound what rule does “their” follow in the vowel placement? what does “c” … Continue reading

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In My World, Everyone’s a Pony!

There are so many great lines I could have stolen for this blog post: We’ve All Got Our Own Clovers With Worlds on Them How to Eat Rainbows and Poop Butterflies That Horton is a Menace Mom, Please, You are … Continue reading

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