Tag Archives: Epic Fantasy

The Good, the Pulp, and the Superversive – J.R.R. Tolkien

I introduced this new, intermittent series here at Every Day Should Be Tuesday in this post and attempted to define both “pulp” and “superversive.”  In this post I will try to flesh out what I mean by those terms by … Continue reading

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Tolkien 101: Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings Trilogy (extended editions)

I’ve seen Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy many, many times.  But this was a different experience.  My first time watching them after rereading the books, perhaps since their release.  My first time watching them after watching Jackson’s execrable … Continue reading

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Brandon Sanderson Sets Up Oathbringer With Edgedancer

I picked up four books to read in anticipation of Oathbringer: the Mistborn trilogy and Edgedancer.  As I mentioned in my reviews of the Mistborn books, that trilogy isn’t very closely tied to the Stormlight Archive (but it is also … Continue reading

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Tolkien 101: The Animated Tolkien Movies

Whew boy, did I need a palate cleanser after watching Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy.  And I did love the Rankin/Bass adaptation of The Hobbit as a kid, after all.  So it turns out that, of the three animated adaptations, that … Continue reading

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Wrath of Empire Cements McClellan’s Reputation as Dean of Flintlock Fantasy

First things first, this review is going to be full of spoilers for Sins of Empire, the first book in McClellan’s Gods of Blood and Powder series.  If you haven’t read that book, go back and read that review instead … Continue reading

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Tolkien 101: Peter Jackson’s Hobbit Movie Trilogy

It is no accomplishment to walk into a movie expecting to dislike and to dislike it.  I never expected to like Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy.  I gave up any hope of that as soon I heard that he was turning … Continue reading

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Ravencry by Ed McDonald

Ed McDonald’s debut Blackwing was one of my favorite reads last year.  I’m not the only one who thinks so—Blackwing is on the shortlist for the Gemmell Awards Morningstar Award.  I’m not a big fan of Grimdark, but Blackwing was … Continue reading

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