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12 Classic Children’s Books Every Adult Should Read Before They Die

Watership Down - Richard Adams (1972) Set in the beautiful English countryside of the Berkshire Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage, and survival follows a band of very special rabbits fleeing the destruction of their home by a developer. Led by a stout-hearted pair of brothers, they leave the… Continue reading 12 Classic Children’s Books Every Adult Should Read Before They Die

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Lesser known characters from LOTR

The Mouth of Sauron In the movies we only saw the Mouth of Sauron once and we certainly never heard him referenced by his name. In actuality “The Mouth of Sauron” actually speaks directly to Sauron and is one of the truly evil characters in the book. He is a thorn in the side of… Continue reading Lesser known characters from LOTR

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Most Influential Fantasy Fiction Books

Book lovers all over the world will agree that there is nothing more extraordinary than the world of fantasy. To be successfully transported to a whole new kind of universe, or to a different dimension is what the greatest fantasy fiction books have the power to do. Let’s explore some of the most influential fantasy… Continue reading Most Influential Fantasy Fiction Books

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George R. R. Martin

Called the ‘American Tolkien’ by Lev Grossman, a writer for Time magazine and included in the Time 100 list of most influential people in 2005, George R. R. Martin has produced some amazing works of fiction during his career. These days, his name is synonymous with the HBO series Game of Thrones, but it took… Continue reading George R. R. Martin

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J. R. R. Tolkien – A Legendary Fantasy Writer

An Inspired Writing Career J. R. R. Tolkien’s novels were inspired from places he visited, events that occurred from his childhood onwards, his indoctrination into Catholicism and the extensive reading he did during his lifetime, including: British adventure stories, European mythology and Old English literature. His writings included a detailed translation of Beowulf, one of… Continue reading J. R. R. Tolkien – A Legendary Fantasy Writer

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J. R. R. Tolkien – ‘The Father of Modern Fantasy Literature’

The mastermind behind the modern classics The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was a British writer, poet and professor. He wrote his two most popular novels, while working as a professor at Oxford University, which renewed interest in the fantasy genre and earned him the nickname ‘father of modern… Continue reading J. R. R. Tolkien – ‘The Father of Modern Fantasy Literature’