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Epic Fantasy

Return of an Epic Fantasy King: An Interview with Tad Williams, Author of "The Heart of What Was Lost"

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 01.23.2017 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

When internationally bestselling fantasy author Tad Williams decided to write a second series set in Osten Ard--the world of his beloved Memory, Sorro...

Epic of a Desert Empire: An Interview with Bradley Beaulieu, Author of "Of Sand and Malice Made"

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 09.13.2016 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

Set in a Middle East-inspired world, Bradley Beaulieu's new epic fantasy series immerses the reader in an exquisitely detailed setting rife with fierc...

Small Miracles, Epic Battles: An Interview with Ken Liu

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 04.04.2016 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

Ken Liu's poetic, spellbinding collection of short stories ranges from science fiction to fantasy to everything in between, with one constant: the sto...

Immortal Epic Fantasy: An Interview with Brian Staveley

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 03.16.2016 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

Epic fantasist Brian Staveley thundered onto the scene in 2013 with his debut, The Emperor's Blades, first in the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne: a ta...

The Women I Needed To Write: A Journey That Became A Novel

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 09.17.2016 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

The discourse about women, and the symbolism surrounding them, was centered on sex yet oddly detached from the reality of sensuality. And again, the woman was something precious, protected--and stationary.

Debut Epic Fantasies to Look Out for in 2015

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 06.22.2016 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

The appeal of continuing with a favorite epic fantasy series is obvious, but how about those new worlds opening up by debut authors? Here are some suggestions to add to your TBR pile in 2015.

Mythic Darkness: Elementari Rising by Nancy Hightower

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 03.07.2014 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

More than anything else, Elementari Rising might be about the inevitable loss of innocence, the unsustainability of normal life in the face of natural disaster. Perhaps for that reason the protagonist is young, and the threatened Terakhein are children.