epic fantasy

The Way of Kings

By Brandon Sanderson

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Mar 4, 2020


Ah, the one and only Brandon Sanderson. If you are a fan of high fantasy you are probably familiar with his works and can reminisce on the first Sanderson book you experienced. I say experienced- not read- because working the way through a Sanderson novel alongside his characters is an adventure. I started digging into Sanderson’s works with the Mistborn trilogy, which I highly recommend. The trilogy is a great introduction to Brandon Sanderson’s works as it is shorter, but still provides that intricate worldbuilding and thought provoking storytelling for which he is so well known. Since I

A Hero Born

By Jin Yong

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Oct 11, 2019

Touted as a Chinese Lord of the Rings, Jin Yong's A Hero Born, makes it's debut English translation. This story follows Guo Jing who was born during the Song empire. After his father, a Song Patriot, is murdered, he is taken up into the Mongolian steppes. There he is raised in Genghis Kahn's army before meeting The Seven Heroes of the South who tell him he is fated to fight in a competition to determine who is the greatest master. Filled with historical intrigue and epic kung fu battles, A Hero Born will delight fans of Wuxia stories like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, 8 diagram pole fighter

Steven Universe (DVD)

By Rebecca Sugar

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Aug 19, 2015

Steven Universe is everything I never knew I wanted in a show.

I was initially put off by the animation.  The character designs just struck me as weird and more than a little doofy.  Still, I'd heard a lot of good things about it, and I figured it couldn't hurt to try—each episode is only about eleven minutes, after all.  Plus, it's created by Rebecca Sugar, best known for her work on Adventure Time.

I was instantly captivated.  The titular character is extremely doofy in the most charming ways imaginable.  Steven is the kindest, most loving and generous soul you could imagine, while still

The Legacy Trilogy by Cayla Kluver

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Apr 5, 2013

The Legacy Trilogy, by Cayla Kluver, is a fascinating fantasy story about two countries on the verge of war. Oddly enough, I read the third book in the series prior to the first (or second). It is a testament to how fascinating I found the storyline that I went back to read them in (semi) order.

The story focuses on two countries—Hytanica, a country run men where women are brought up to be subdued, proper, and silent; and Cokyri, a country where women are the authority and are brought up to be brutal warriors—that have never been on good terms. The war that they’d been waging against one