Tag Archives: Epic Fantasy

Wild Speculation – Mapping Out the First Season of the Wheel of Time

Last week I broke down the first trailer for Amazon’s adaptation of The Wheel of Time. This week I break down the season by episode. We know that the season will be eight episodes and the episode titles for six … Continue reading

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Amazon Releases Wheel of Time Trailer – My Analysis and Wild Suppositions

It’s happening!  With all the pandemic-related delays, the arrival of Amazon’s adaptation of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series seems sudden.  We have a release date—and it is in a little over two months!  The first three episodes drop … Continue reading

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Rereading The Great Hunt, chapter 37

In which Rand and company travel to Toman Head by Portal Stone, a trip that spans several months and many, many lifetimes. I am for the first time devoting an entire reread post to just a single chapter, both because … Continue reading

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Wheel of Time TV Show gets pre-release Greenlight for Season 2

They are being quiet about it, but Amazon has given the greenlight to season 2 of its Wheel of Time show, despite season 1 still shooting, let alone not having aired. Shooting of season 2 is to start immediately after … Continue reading

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Zach Snyder’s Superman Trilogy

It is finally here: something I didn’t know I needed until I watched it.  I had written off Justice League and the DCEU.  I probably never would have watched the Snyder Cut of Justice League but for Godzilla vs. Kong[1], … Continue reading

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Rereading The Great Hunt, chapters 33-36

In which Machin Shin is waiting at Lord Barthanes manor and at Stedding Tsofu (and Rand learns Padan Fain will be waiting for him at Toman Head), Thom faces another tragedy, Fain delivers the Horn to the High Lord Turak, … Continue reading

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You Know What Epic Fantasy Needs More Of? Giants

There is a temptation during hard times to turn to comfort food.  Both when it comes to actual food and when it comes to reading material.  I cut my teeth as a fantasy reader with Tolkien and Jordan and innumerable … Continue reading

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Rereading The Great Hunt, chapters 29-32

In which the Seanchan make their appearance, Bayle Doman resurfaces and finds himself in Falme, Rand receives two final party invites, the chest is once again lost, Ingtar finally arrives in Carhien, and the newly reunited party accepts Barthanes’ invitation. … Continue reading

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Rereading The Great Hunt, chapters 23-28

In which Nynaeve takes the test to become an Accepted, Egwene meets Elayne for the first time and Min again, Rand arrives in Carhien and promptly dives headfirst into the Game of Houses after running into an old friend, Rand … Continue reading

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Rereading The Great Hunt, chapters 18-22

In which Egwene and Nynaeve arrive at the White Tower, Rand lends Selene a shirt, Rand earns the moniker “Shadowkiller,” we are given a slight introduction to the Choedan Kal, Moiraine and Lan reminisce over their meet-cute, Moiraine tells Lan … Continue reading

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