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Welcome to Wyrd and Wonder

If you follow me over on twitter, you may have seen me tweeting about Wyrd and Wonder coming along this May. Now... it's May! So let's kick this thing off! Wyrd and Wonder is a fantasy event created by Imyril, Lisa and Jorie – "a quest to celebrate the best fantasy books, movies, audiobooks, games,… Continue reading Welcome to Wyrd and Wonder

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Tough Travelling: Mothers

Welcome to this month's Tough Travelling with The Fantasy Hive and Diana Wynne Jones' The Tough Guide to Fantasyland. Each month, we look at a different fantasy trope and explore our favourite examples in fantasy literature. This month, to celebrate (belatedly) Mother's Day (stop panicking, the UK version) we're looking at Mothers. Missing Mothers is itself a… Continue reading Tough Travelling: Mothers

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Tough Travelling: Shapeshifters

Welcome to this month's Tough Travelling! Every month, we travel through fantasy with The Fantasy Hive, looking at a different fantasy trope as outlined by Diana Wynne Jones in her Tough Guide to Fantasyland. This month, it's shapeshifters... “Shapeshifting is frequent among both WERES and MAGIC USERS. The usual form taken is that of a wolf,… Continue reading Tough Travelling: Shapeshifters

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The Subjective Chaos (Kind Of) Awards

19|01|18 Update The Bloggers Seven have met with their first challenge since announcing their quest; lo and behold a book had been placed in the wrong category! After a brief period of wailing into the void, our brave heroes searched within themselves for the truth; they would have to move the book to a new… Continue reading The Subjective Chaos (Kind Of) Awards

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Tough Travelling: Mentors and Snarky Sidekicks

Hello everyone and welcome to Tough Travelling! Every month, we go on our travels through Fantasyland with Fantasy Faction, exploring a different fantasy trope as defined by Dianna Wynne Jones in her Tough Guide to Fantasyland. I managed to miss November's theme, Mentors, and I'm a bit late with this month's theme, Snarky Sidekicks; and so… Continue reading Tough Travelling: Mentors and Snarky Sidekicks