The Ambassador’s Mission by Trudi Canavan – Book Review

Book Title: The Ambassador’s Mission Author: Trudi Canavan Genre: Fantasy Published by: Orbit, 2010       Twenty years have passed since the attempted invasion of Kyralia by rogue Black Magicians from Sachaka. Sonea now has a son, who is bored being confined to the grounds of the Magician’s Guild. Lorkin decides to take an

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The Desert Spear by Peter V. Brett – Book Review

Book Title: The Desert Spear Author: Peter V. Brett Genre: Fantasy Published by: Harper Voyager, 2010   Peter V. Brett continues to build a gripping tale. The Painted Man has found the lost combat wards, which he intends to share the knowledge to enable others to fight the demons. Meanwhile, Jardir of Krasnia, who stole

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The Importance of Characters in Fantasy

The fantasy genre differs from contemporary fiction because it focuses on world building. However, the greatest strength of the best fantasy novels is character development. What do J.R.R. Tolkien, Terry Pratchett, and Peter Brett have in common? They can develop characters effectively. I enjoy reading fantasy books with engaging characters. Fantasy has the power to change the way

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Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin – An analysis. It is all about power. (Warning Spoilers)

When I was re-reading A Feast For Crows, I began to notice the variety of ways that the main characters wielded power. Cersei Lannister has become obsessed with her power and does not want to lose it. In the game of thrones, everyone is your enemy. George R.R. Martin has created a character more complicated

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