Tag Archives: Epic Fantasy

Game of Thrones: Season 2 Review

My great rewatch in anticipation of the final season of Game of Thrones continues!  On to season 2! Season 2 surely falls the farthest short of its source material.  Books 4 and 5 are markedly weaker than the first three.  … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones: Season 1 Review

As of Wednesday, February 6 there were 67 days left before the first episode of the last season of Game of Thrones airs.  There are 67 episodes of Game of Thrones for now, with just another six episodes left in … Continue reading

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The Dragon Hand is a Solid Fantasy with a Killer Premise

The Dragon Hand is a solid fantasy with a killer premise.  An epic fantasy featuring a dragon as the protagonist?  Yes, please.  The Dragon Hand has great epic fantasy bones and some killer set pieces.  Unfortunately, some weak spots keep … Continue reading

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No, Robert Jordan Would Not Have Pulled a George R.R. Martin Had He Lived

By “pull a George R.R. Martin,” I mean let his series drag on infinitum while he worked on other stuff.  This post springs from a Twitter debate with Kevin Xu, who put forward that scurrilous proposition.  This aggression will not … Continue reading

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Review of Cold Iron by Miles Cameron

I was a huge fan of Miles Cameron’s Traitor Son Cycle, the first fantasy by an experienced historical fiction writer.  Which reminds me that I really need to pick up some of Cameron’s historical fiction (written as Christian Cameron).  I … Continue reading

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Amazon Gives The Wheel of Time the Greenlight!

That Amazon has had a TV adaptation of The Wheel of Time in the works has been the worst kept secret in SF over the past several weeks.  The showrunner, Rafe Judkins, has been working on scripts and teasing various … Continue reading

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An Underappreciated (Albeit Minor) Challenge to Adapting The Wheel of Time for Television

If you are a fan of The Wheel of Time and haven’t been reading Sylas K. Barrett’s first read of the series over at Tor.com, you need to be.  Blogging a first read is a daunting task, as I learned … Continue reading

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