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Archive for category 'fantasy'

Robert Jordan has passed away


As we always feared, without finishing The Wheel of Time.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell


Finally got around to reading it -- thousand-page novels always look daunting -- and was utterly delighted. It's up there with the very best fantasy novels I've ever read.

Bonus link: Crooked Timber "seminar", including a long response by the author.

Fantasy Bedtime Hour

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Every episode they read 4 pages of "Lord Foul's Bane", analyse it (with guest experts!), then re-enact it. Brilliant.

"A Feast For Crows" finally finished!

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I stopped paying attention when the expected release date was pushed back for the fifth time, but I can finally be excited again! And by the time I've finished reading the first three over, it might actually be out...

Small things, links and miscellany, sparkling with light. Sam's tumblelog.