Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Ultimate Quest

So many fantasy stories take the form of quests, with the characters on some sort of journey in which they seek to make wrong things right. At the conclusion of a series I recently finished, the hero reaches his rightful … Continue reading

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JRR Tolkien as an Illustrator

Here’s a quick dose of fantasy for your enjoyment–illustrations by JRR Tolkien. In addition to his work as a scholar and an author, Tolkien dabbled in artwork for his stories, and I find it fascinating to glimpse how he visualized … Continue reading

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The Promise of Life

Yes, Easter technically passed yesterday, but we’re in a time of spring, rife with promises of resurrection and life. Given that, I’d like to highlight an Easter poem shared in The Rabbit Room, a community blog run by musicians, authors, … Continue reading

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Three Essays For the Creative Mind

If you enjoy roaming fantastic worlds and exploring the connections between fantasy and faith, I suggest reading these essays, all by brilliant men who influenced the fantasy genre in their own ways. Each offers a unique perspective on fantasy, imagination, … Continue reading

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Real World Steampunk

You venture onto the streets of 19th century New York, where your carriage awaits. With care, you lift the hem of your skirt and step up into the conveyance. Once positioned, you give a nod to your driver. Rather than flick … Continue reading

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A Sneak Peek into The Hobbit Movie

On the whole, I prefer engaging with story through the written word, rather than film. Because of that, I usually skip past the “behind the scenes” segments on DVDs, and I almost ignored the video blog on the production of … Continue reading

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Mythic Creature: The Siyokoy

Legends of merfolk occur in almost every sea-faring culture, tales of alluring mermaids possessing deceptive beauty, mighty mermen summoning destructive storms, and diminutive merchildren holding their own amid the dangers of the ocean. Some accounts portray merfolk as hostile, some … Continue reading

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A Star Curiously Singing Winner

I’m happy to announce the winner of A Star Curiously Singing, selected by a random number generator–James Maxon. Congratulations, James! I hope you enjoy the book. Thanks to everyone who participated! I have more giveaways in store for the future, … Continue reading

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Do You Have A Favorite Narnia Book?

As I mentioned in Friday’s post, Walden Media believes that The Magician’s Nephew holds the most popular position in the Narnia series after The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. I’m not sure about that claim, so I decided to … Continue reading

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The Magician’s Nephew Coming from Walden Media

At the end of March, Walden Media announced they would go back to Narnia’s beginnings and film The Magician’s Nephew, rather than tackle The Silver Chair, as expected. Since they’re still in the discussion stage, most likely it will be … Continue reading

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