Posts Categorized: Heroic Quest Trope

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Review: What Lies Beneath the Clock Tower by Margaret Killjoy

Review: What Lies Beneath the Clock Tower by Margaret Killjoy

When I was a kid, “Choose Your Own Adventure” books were one of my favorite kinds of books. They both thrilled me and made me nervous at the same time: the uncertainty that comes with open ended stories always cause me some concern, lol. So I was rather excited when… Read more »

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Coursera: Online Games Week 2

This week in Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative This week the class is going to dig a little deeper into Tolkien, the social aspect of MMOs and take a look at one of my favorite epic poems: Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came. Readings – J.R.R Tolkien’s… Read more »

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Review: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Review: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Dorothy thinks she’s lost forever when a tornado whirls her and her dog, Toto, into a magical world. To get home, she must find the wonderful wizard in the Emerald City of Oz. On the way she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion. But the Wicked… Read more »

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Review: Magician’s Gambit (The Belgariad #3) by David Eddings *spoilers*

Review: Magician’s Gambit (The Belgariad #3) by David Eddings *spoilers*

Magician’s Gambit starts with the company on a ship sailing out of Nyissa. While Belgarath and Silk were away from the company, they discovered that Zedar no longer had the Orb. Zedar and Ctuchick (also a disciple of Torak) fought and Zedar fled.. Ctuchick too the Orb to Rak Cthol… Read more »

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Emotional Re-Reads: Jacqueline Carey & Jenny Crusie

Emotional Re-Reads: Jacqueline Carey & Jenny Crusie

For some strange reason I had the urge to do a quick re-read of the last two books of the Imriel Cycle of Kushiel’s Legacy and Bet Me this week. My God! I’d forgotten how…powerful these books are (to me, at least). I didn’t count them as a true “re-read”… Read more »

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Review: Queen of Sorcery (The Belgariad #2) by David Eddings *spoilers*

Review: Queen of Sorcery (The Belgariad #2) by David Eddings *spoilers*

Note: This is one of my favorite series. I read this series, it’s sequel The Mallorean, and Belgarath the Sorcerer yearly. Queen of Sorcery is the second book in The Belgariad series by David Eddings. In comparison to the first book, Queen of Sorcery gives the reader a lot more… Read more »

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Review: If I Pay Thee Not in Gold by Piers Anthony and Mercedes Lackey

Review: If I Pay Thee Not in Gold by Piers Anthony and Mercedes Lackey

This book…is pretty bad. On all accounts. The humor is not really there. The world-building is close to non-existent and the attitudes toward women is…disgusting. Its hard to imagine that two best selling novelists managed to put out this dreck and not have mud all over their faces. Mazonia is… Read more »

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