There's a reason that each new fantasy novel by Guy Gavriel Kay is met with so much excitement by a core of devoted readers. These are books in which everything happens, yet the threads of story inexorably tangle us in something that goes much deeper.
From An Unexpected Journey's talented filmmakers and canny copyrights to the spiritually exhausted Tolkien estate, everyone's fighting for Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium as if their economies counted on it.
This movie will be a classic; one our children, our children's children, and even their children will enjoy and talk about for years to come. The movie is a prequel at its best, laying out for us everything we would need to know to understand L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
2012 is over, a year that, as with many before it, failed to keep all its promises but in compensation offered up enough surprises to remind us why we so love the films of science fiction, fantasy, and horror.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy. What is there to say about the behemoth of the modern cinematic age, with its awards, its ridiculously long running times and its enormous footprint in the sand of the modern movie epic?
The Crown of Embers is not only a stand out for its strong writing and world-building but for its very positive portrayal of God and faith. I asked Carson a few questions about faith, her books and young adults.
YouTube is famously reliable for its source pool of hilarious, adorable, and compellingly shareable dog and cat videos. So, with October nearing an end, What's Trending took the opportunity to compile the best of these furry friends' costumes for Halloween 2012!
Dino Buzzati is one of the great literary practitioners of the dark marvelous. To my mind, he constitutes one corner in the triangle of indispensable 20th century Italian fantasists, a status he shares with his contemporaries Italo Calvino and Tommaso Landolfi.
In my thesis I proposed that both fantasy and children's literature were marginalized genres in the world of 'serious' literary academia. I then sought to demonstrate the value of fantasy in children's literature.
Filled with whimsical structures, mosaic tiled dragons, fountains and oddly shaped tunnels, Park Guell is no ordinary park. Here you can feel free to let your imagination run wild, as it seems quite possible to glimpse a fairy or two in this mysterious place.