James Gurney concludes his 12 part series on the origins of Dinotopia, while over at Punkadiddle, Adam Roberts is reviewing the ten bestselling books of all time… here he is with a fascinating stop at #7 (85 million copies sold): The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
Prince Caspian, a lesser-known entry in the Narnia series, is a book with not much substance. The recent movie actually streamlines the story, eliminating flashbacks and so forth. What fills the running time back up? Why, war of course.
I call it a bait and switch. The first book in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, The Golden Compass, was an adventure fantasy that was fast-paced and written in an incredibly smooth style. Intrigue, danger, children in peril, armoured polar bears, witch clans at war with each […]