Category Archives: Fantasy

Rereading The Great Hunt, chapters 9-12

In which everyone prepares to leave Fal Dara, Lan delivers some foreshadowing about “allow[ing] the sword to be sheathed in your own body, the true Great Hunt begins, we meet a sniffer, Bayle Domon jumps out of the frying pan … Continue reading

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Rereading The Great Hunt, chapters 1-8

In which Darkfriends have an ice cream social, the Amyrlin Seat arrives in Fal Dara, the Whitecloaks take a full legion onto Almoth Plain, Trollocs get inside the keep at Fal Dara and take the Horn and the Dagger, Fain … Continue reading

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Belatedly Announcing The Wheel of Time Reread – Index

The last time I read The Wheel of Time was in anticipation of A Memory of Light.  The culmination of the series was a big deal for me.  I discovered The Wheel of Time shortly after The Shadow Rising (book … Continue reading

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Rereading The Eye of the World, chapters 49-53

In which the Blight grows bold, a Wormpack appears but sadly doesn’t appear, the Fellowship finds the Green Man and the Eye, Aginor and Balthamel find them, the Green Man takes down our first Forsaken, Aginor confronts Rand, Rand takes … Continue reading

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Rereading The Eye of the World, chapters 47-48

In which Agelmar blabs about Lan, Moiraine tells what she learned from Padan Fain, our heroes enter the Blight, Nynaeve decides to go to Tar Valon, and Rand overhears an intimate conversation between Nynaeve and Lan. These two chapters are … Continue reading

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Rereading The Eye of the World, chapters 43-46

In which Loial scares everybody about the Ways, they travel them anyway (making a gruesome discovery), the, err, Fellowship arrives in Shienar, Lan’s arrival makes an impression, Agelmar receives the party, Lan quotes poetry, and Fain reappears somewhat the worse … Continue reading

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Rereading The Eye of the World, chapters 37-42

In which Perrin and Egwene are rescued from Whitecloaks, Rand meets Elayne and visits with the queen, Basel Gill faces down Whitecloaks, Moiraine et al. arrive in Caemlyn, Mat’s possession of the dagger is discovered, and a decision is made … Continue reading

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Rereading The Eye of the World, chapters 31-36

In which Rand and Mat are on the road, Rand and Mat learn to trust a skinny innkeeper, Rand channels, Rand’s channeling leads to Mat suffering temporary blindness (foreshadowing!), Rand and Mat make it to Caemlyn, and Loial is introduced … Continue reading

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John Bullard on the Texas Frontier and REH’s Beyond The Black River at Adventures Fantastic

I commented when I first read Robert E. Howard’s Conan stories two and a half years ago (has it been so long?) that Beyond the Black River was one of my favorite of his stories.  I also commented that it … Continue reading

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Black Leviathan is Moby Dick . . . with dragons, airships, and an endless sea of clouds

A retelling of Moby Dick set on an endless sea of clouds, featuring dragons, airships, birdmen, and enchanted spears?  Sign me up!  Black Leviathan is also notable for being my first German book in translation as best I can recollect.  … Continue reading

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