Posts Tagged ‘fantasy’

Themes in Fablehaven Book 5 – Keys to the Demon Prison

Posted on: January 31st, 2011 by Sam

There seems to be a generation of Harry Potter fans who are looking for the fun, adventure, and growth that we experienced in that series. When cop-outs like Percy Jackson came out, we snatched them up in order to quench our thirst for more. What we got from these wanna-be stories is a sense of […]

Bartimaeus Returns in The Ring of Solomon

Posted on: January 19th, 2011 by Sam

Since I mentioned it on my Literature Lineup, I thought I might as well jot down a few notes. Six years ago, hungry for a good read after Harry Potter, I was scanning the Middle-Grade section when I saw the cover for The Amulet of Samarkand (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1) It looked magical, shiny […]

Critical Reading – Impressions on Terry Goodkind

Posted on: November 8th, 2009 by Sam

I just finished Stone of Tears, the second book in the Sword of Truth series. What Goodkind did right: Goodkind accomplished the first and most important thing any author MUST accomplish in order to sell their books; he made me care. Kahlan, just as she was in book 1, is an incredible character, and is […]