I Want to Start Reading Adult Fantasy, But Where Do I Start?

At a recent meeting of my book club, one of my friends told us about how a guy friend was teaching her how to play Dungeons and Dragons and had suggested that she read Robert Jordan's Eye of the World, the first installment of the Wheel of Time series. I refrained from rolling my eyes … Continue reading I Want to Start Reading Adult Fantasy, But Where Do I Start?

Book Review: The Priory of the Orange Tree

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon Fantasy 848 pages Published February 26, 2019, by Bloomsbury Press If a book's opening epigraph takes a quote from the biblical Book of Revelation, what follows had best be epic. In her first standalone fantasy novel, best-selling author Samantha Shannon takes a stab at creating something … Continue reading Book Review: The Priory of the Orange Tree

LotR Reread: “Here at the end of all things…”

Chapter III: Mount Doom This installment is early. Why, you ask? Well, it's March 25th. For Tolkien fans, that means it's Tolkien Reading Day! And why is Tolkien Reading Day on March 25th, and not on September 22nd (Frodo and Bilbo's birthdays) or on January 3rd (Tolkien's birthday)? Tolkien Reading Day occurs on March 25th … Continue reading LotR Reread: “Here at the end of all things…”