Category: Fantasy

Book Review: To Green Angel Tower, Part 2

To Green Angel Tower, Part 2 Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, Book 3 By Tad Williams While Simon and Miriamele make their way to the Hayholt, Josua’s camp is attacked by Norn assassins intent on killing Camaris. Tiamak sets Camaris’ tent on fire to warn the others, but Geloe is fatally injured in the attack. With …

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Book Review: To Green Angel Tower, Part 1

To Green Angel Tower, Part 1 Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, Book 3 By Tad Williams Josua and the people at Sesuad’ra prepare for battle as the forces of High King Elias march toward the Stone of Farewell. Simon is knighted by Josua, giving the encampment of refugees reason to celebrate before the bloody battle. Meanwhile, …

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Book Review: Stone of Farewell

Stone of Farewell Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, Book 2 By Tad Williams In the Qanuc village of Yiqanuc, Binabik is held prisoner by his own people, accused of oath-breaking. Simon asks Jiriki to convince the Herdsman and the Huntress to let him speak on Binabik’s behalf, but during the hearing he receives a vision from …

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Book Review: The Dragonbone Chair

The Dragonbone Chair Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, Book 1 By Tad Williams In the land of Osten Ard, a young scullion named Simon becomes apprenticed to Morgenes, the doctor at the high king’s castle. King John dies, leaving his son Elias the throne, who brings with him to the castle a fallen priest, Pryrates. When …

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Short Story Review: “New Spring”

“New Spring” The Wheel of Time series By Robert Jordan Collected in Legends Edited by Robert Silverberg “New Spring” is a prequel story to Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series. Lan, crown prince to the dead kingdom Malkier, travels through the Borderlands, on a journey to defeat the terrible Blight which ravished his homeland. …

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Short Story Review: “The Wood Boy”

“The Wood Boy” The Riftwar Saga series By Raymond E. Feist Collected in Legends Edited by Robert Silverberg While war rocks the planet of Midkemia, a young boy wanders into a camp of soldiers pulling a sled laden with two bodies. He introduces himself as Dirk, and tells the story of a Tsurani invasion at …

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Short Story Review: “Runner of Pern”

“Runner of Pern” Pern series By Anne McCaffrey Collected in Legends Edited by Robert Silverberg “Runner of Pern” follows a young girl named Tenna as she runs in the steps of her ancestors as a courier on the planet Pern. While running a message from one settlement to another, she is accidently forced off the …

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Short Story Review: “The Burning Man”

“The Burning Man” Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series By Tad Williams Collected in Legends Edited by Robert Silverberg Told from the point-of-view of Breda, stepdaughter to Sulis, the Heron King of Erkynland, “The Burning Man” takes place several hundred years before the events of Tad Williams’ Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy. An old woman, Breda …

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Short Story Review: “The Hedge Knight”

“The Hedge Knight” A Song of Ice and Fire series By George R. R. Martin Collected in Legends Edited by Robert Silverberg “The Hedge Knight” is a prelude to George R. R. Martin’s acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire. Set a hundred years before the first novel in the series, “The Hedge Knight” …

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Short Story Review: “Dragonfly”

“Dragonfly” Earthsea series By Ursula K. Le Guin Collected in Legends Edited by Robert Silverberg Set on the island world of Earthsea, “Dragonfly” follows a young girl as she seeks to discover her true self. Dragonfly, born to one of four heirs to the domain of Iria on the island of Way, wishes to discover …

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