Musings From Us Entries For Fantasy

The following are the various articles that have been filed and posted under the category of Books & Literature / Fantasy that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.

The Dog In The Dark

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The-Dog-In-The-DarkThe latest in the series of The Noble Dead by Barb & J. C. Hendee is a fantastic tale of how opposing forces can come together to win the day. We are taken on a trip like no other as we once again join Magiere and Leesil in their quest to get rid of the weapon of the enemy. It consists of 5 orbs that are each guarded by a powerful undead but we still don’t know exactly what it is that they would do if they are all brought together and used at the same time. We do find out some of the effect that they have on the huntress Magiere, a child of all the races and a human and noble dead at the same time. With each orb that she encounters it changes her to where she is afraid of loosing herself entirely. Leesil and Chap, the fay inhabited dog and Leesil’s constant companion, will do all that they can to see that she stays the person and woman that they love and care about.

The Hobbit or There and Back Again (Revised Edition)

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While many have seen the cartoon and many have notions from seeing the Lord of the Rings films you do not quite get the full scope of the story till you actually read the book. The Hobbit is a story of, well a Hobbit and the enchanting prelude to The Lord Of The Rings. That Hobbit’s name is Bilbo Baggins and he is about to set of on an adventurer that will change his life and that of the entire world. He becomes both the start and the ending of the troubles in the world in ways that a simple respectable Hobbit would never think of doing. Hobbit’s never go on adventures if they can help it, they stay at home in their cosy little hole, eat, sleep and tend their gardens. Oh how he wishes that was all he was doing during the entire book.

Catching Fire

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Catching Fire is the second book of The Hunger Games series and picks up a few months after the first one ends. The story that Suzanne Collins weaves for us is full of twists and turns that you would not expect to see in a novel written for youths to read. The plots and situations in the book are vary mature in theme and might have kids asking a lot of questions of their parents after they read it. This is not a bad thing as it just might open lines of communication that seem to be lost as children and teens grow up. Any parent seeing their children reading these books should snag a copy themselves so that they can better understand and be prepared for their kids.

Roger Zelazny’s Visual Guide To Castle Amber

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For all those that have ever read the 2 series of Amber Books, one that follows Cowin’s life and the other that follows Merlin’s life, this is the book for you. It Gives you a visual representation of what you read about. You get to see the castle where Corwin was held captive and the forests that Merlin visited and the sights that he saw. For any one that has read the book you are going to want to read and see what the author himself envisioned while he was writing the books. It is a shame that he was taken from us so soon as we might have been able to see more Amber books if he had not died of cancer.

The Hunger Games

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At first I was apprehensive in reading this book considering all the hype that went along with it and the hype that went along with the Twilight series. I expected it to be another sappy stupid romance about a girl who hates herself and the world. You know how the teens are right now these days, no disrespect to those teens that do have a sense of self and self respect. Suzanne Collins is a genius in the way that she weave the take that she has to tell and does it in such a way that you can not help but be drawn into it and can not get out of the raging torrent until you have finished the book entirely. It is one of those books that will stick with you and have you looking forward to actually reading the next one. Many series writers are more dry in their approach, seem more cautious in their writing but not Collins. She pours herself into the story and you know that she feels each and every one of her characters.