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That blurb makes me really want to read this book.
Awesome book! Really cool author too.
You should Laura 🙂
Wow, it sounds like a very big book. I would give it a try! It might take me a long time to get through it though. Not a lot of free reading time with a baby.
I’ll warn you now, the sequel to this book is about 900 pages. But Name of the Wind is well worth the read, even if it does take some time. 🙂
Great review! I heard mixed reviews on it at OWFI. It’s good to read one from a real fantasy author. 😉
I think the misunderstanding a lot of people have about it is that true high fantasy has a very specific way it’s written, and it does only appeal to specific readers. So many people probably picked it up going “It’s a NYT Bestseller, it must be amazing!” and had no idea what reading a high fantasy entails. And as awesome as the OWFI crowd is… the majority of them don’t strike me as the high fantasy type of people, lol.
Fantasy doesn’t usually appeal to me though LOTR is an exception as were Chronicles of Narnia and Legends of the Guardian King. I guess those ones crossed the line for me because of their “Christian” themes. Glad you enjoyed this book!
Legends of the Guardian King was good, too, but it’s been a while since I read those. Did you ever read Hancock’s book “Arena”? That’s one of my all-time favorites!
Thanks for the review. I’d wondered about his writing. Sounds promising!
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