Tag: fantasy

  • “Dumbledore’s Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final”

    “Dumbledore’s Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final”

    (Catching Up with the Gang) J.K.Rowling wrote this on her web site, Pottermore.com, giving us an up-to-date look at some of the most famous of the Dumbledore’s Army members.  (FYI…I joined Pottermore and have been placed in Ravenclaw by the Sorting Hat) Harry, Ginny, Hermione, Ron, Neville, and Luna (my fellow Ravenclaw) are all at […]

  • Book Review: “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins

    Book Review: “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins

    Genre: Fantasy (The Hunger Games Almost Redone) *************Spoiler Alert…just so you know*************** The first 200, or so, pages were really good.  After that we have to suffer through another Hunger Games (under a different name, and this time, with the old winners). Yes it had some surprising moments that lend themselves to the overall goal. […]

  • Book Review: “A Dance With Dragons” by George R.R. Martin

    Book Review: “A Dance With Dragons” by George R.R. Martin

    (The adventure continues) Genre: Fantasy – “A Dance With Dragons” continues the story with emphasis on several of the more popular, still living, characters.  Jon Snow, Cersei, Daenerys, and Tyrion. As with the other books, do not get attached to a character as they will most likely die. As “A Dance With Dragons” ends we […]

  • “A Feast for Crows” by George R.R. Martin

    “A Feast for Crows” by George R.R. Martin

    – (The story continues with some dragging) Genre:  Fantasy – As explained at the end of this, the fourth book in the series, George R.R. Martin chose to focus on the Kings Landing area and the characters associated with that region.   Book 5 (“A Dance With Dragons”) will pick up the stories of the other characters […]

  • Book Review: “The Hobbit” by JRR Tolkien

    Book Review: “The Hobbit” by JRR Tolkien

    (Rousing Adventure) – – Hobbit Bilbo Baggins was perfectly content being home in his hole in the side of the hill. One day, wizard Gandalf visited Bilbo and invited him to go on an adventure.  Normally, the hobbit, who was perfectly content to stay home, would refuse, but, Bilbo had a bit of the rebel […]

  • Book Review: “A Storm of Swords” by George R.R. Martin

    Book Review: “A Storm of Swords” by George R.R. Martin

    (The epic adventure continues) Genre: Fantasy – In this, the third book of the “A Song and Ice and Fire” series, Martin takes us on a rousing adventure covering many of the territories, islands, and venturing far north of the wall. This book is way to long to summarize in a short blog entry. Needless […]

  • Book Review: “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins

    Book Review: “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins

    Genre: YA Fantasy (kids killing kids) In what was once North America, the people of the Capitol of Panem, rule the 12 Districts of Panem (#13 was completely destroyed in a rebel uprising many years ago) with an iron fist. Starvation and fear are the norm. As a constant reminder of the control the Capital has over the people […]

  • Book Review: “His Majesty’s Dragon” by Naomi Novik

    Book Review: “His Majesty’s Dragon” by Naomi Novik

    Genre: Fantasy Will Laurence is the captain of the British warship, Reliant.  They had just fought a one sided battle with a French ship and are now on board the vessel making sure the remaining French Naval personnel are secure and conducting a detailed search. What they find is remarkable. A dragons egg, that has […]

  • Book Review: “A Clash of Kings” by George R.R. Martin

    Book Review: “A Clash of Kings” by George R.R. Martin

      Genre:  Fantasy (Epic) “A Clash of Kings” is the second book of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, and is VERY long (nearly 1,000 pages).   I started reading the book, then Christmas rolled around and Santa brought me a Nook Simple Reader.  I downloaded (and paid for) the Nook version and […]

  • Book Review: “A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin

    Book Review: “A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin

    Genre:  Fantasy (brutal, epic) “A Game of Thrones” is the first of five books in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series.  Galen at the Tracy, CA Barnes & Noble told me it was a great book (he was right) and that I really should expand beyond spies, killing and murder. With “Harry Potter” […]