Reviews and Blog Posts: epic fantasy

A game of thrones

by George R. R Martin

DPL Rating:
5

There are two reasons why I read this book: (1) a friend raves about the series (she's read each book several times); and (2) I'm a big "read the book before watching the movie/tv show" person. And I'd like to watch the A Game of Thrones TV series.

Just as I...

The name of the wind

by Patrick Rothfuss

DPL Rating:
3

I grew up on high fantasy, but lately every time I see a 600+ page sci-fi or fantasy book, I just think "ain't nobody got time for that!" That may be why it took a while to get into this book (it took a few hours of listening before I...

The hobbit an unexpected journey

DPL Rating:
5

   I had read author J. R. R. Tolkien's book "The Hobbit" and I watched this movie specifically to see if director Peter Jackson would stay true to the original work. I should not have worried though because Jackson does an excellent job of both tying into the aforementioned trilogy...

Game of Thrones Returns

Game of Thrones Season 3

The wait for season three is over! HBO’s adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy series has returned with new episodes.

The anticipation for the new season has increased each time HBO released a teaser trailer (five of them!) or piece of news (Diana Rigg joins the cast!). Season three, loosely based on the first half of Book 3, A Storm of Swords, promises more of the action, intrigue, romance (and dragons!) we’ve come to expect from this series.

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