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Book 24 – The Return of the King: The Final Leg of a Beautiful Journey Together

Almost two years after beginning the trilogy we have finally come to the end. Reading them outloud to my wife has been a wonderful refresher for me and a beautiful new experience for both of us. Sure, I remembered all … Continue reading

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11-13 – The Riddle Master Trilogy: An Epic Fantasy Lost and Forgotten

A sad, but often inevitable, truth is the passing of a good book. Some books, like Beowulf, The Canterbury Tales, and all of Shakespeare’s plays obtain immortality, iremaining in print until the end of time, while others fall away into … Continue reading

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Task #3: A Book That Became a Movie – The Two Towers

My wife had never read these books or watched the movies, the latter because she wanted to read the books first. So to assist her with her most worthy goal I have been reading them aloud to her. She loved … Continue reading

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Task #15: A Popular Author’s First Book – The Name of the Wind

I have heard people continue to give this book great reviews for months now. Everyone who’s read it says it’s a book you can’t put down, a riveting fantasy story, and/or a new voice in the epic fantasy genre along … Continue reading

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Task #33: A Book from your Childhood – The Fellowship of the Ring

Everyone should be familiar with this book. Whether you’ve read the book, watched the movie, both, or none of the above, the work of J. R. R. Tolkien is known around the world as masterful in regards to fantasy. My … Continue reading

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Book #43: The Wizard of Earthsea

This is a great fantasy. I’ve read a lot of okay and good fantasies, but this is an example of a great fantasy story. Not only is it a good example of magic and mysticism, it’s full of symbolism; the … Continue reading

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Book 13: The Children of Hurin

Seeing the name “Tolkien” on the cover of a book is enough to arouse my interest. Sometimes known as a “Father of Fantasy”, J.R.R. Tolkien’s work has been popular since they were first published but are even more so now that … Continue reading

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