There is something very strange about those first few pages that you read in a book… so many emotions and thoughts come to mind when I think about the experience of just starting a new novel: intrigue, judgement, excitement, loathing, disgust, pleasure – and the list goes on. After going through that experience a few […]Read more "Those first few pages"
As part of my quest to work through the best selling fantasy books/series of all time, “The Belgariad” was one hurdle to be crossed… and a big hurdle at that. Let’s just start off by saying the books are big, very big. Even though there are only 5 books in the series, each paper-bound adventure […]Read more "Thoughts on “The Belgariad” by David Eddings"
Before I get to what this post really is about, let me first state the following for the record: I actually quite enjoy “The Maze Runner” movie franchise. Now I haven’t read the books, so my knowledge of the Maze Runner world is currently limited to what I have seen on the screen for both […]Read more "The Maze Runner – a world building fail?"
The Shannara Chronicles will be hitting the TV screen in January 2016. Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by Terry Brooks, this seriously has a lot of potential to be a very cool TV series. The series will pick up the story at “The Elfstones of Shannara”, the second book in the original book trilogy, […]Read more "The Shannara Chronicles: Here’s hoping"
This post forms part of my series on Story Ideas. This idea was spawned from a collaborative effort with one of my friends, so I don’t claim full idea ownership. In the not-so-distant future, there was a rather poor archipelago island country in the deep ocean. The poor people became disgruntled with their living circumstances, resorting to lives […]Read more "Story idea: Hunt"
To me, it all started with the funny fantasy/scifi works. At the point of reading them, I did not even consider them to be in any specific genre, I rather saw them as pure comedy/parody. Only later did I realize that they were in my now favorite genre of speculative fiction (Fantasy and Science Fiction). It was […]Read more "Humorous Fantasy: A Tribute"
When it hit me, the realization about this truth hit me hard, like a chair in the face… if someone were to hit me with a chair in the face… but never mind the chair… or my face… this post is more about dark, mystical rich vigilantes with animal names than it is about chairs or faces. […]Read more "Zorro is Batman"