Tag Archives: dwarves

Bleed for the Mead

One Norse myth I can’t recall coming across before reading Neil Gaiman’s retelling was about the god Kvasir and the origin of poetry. Since poets were the ones telling these tales in the first place, it makes sense that they’d … Continue reading

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No Good in the ‘Ood

I wrote about the character of Kandar from Dragon Quest III about two years ago, thinking at the time it was a little bizarre to dedicate a post to a minor recurring boss, albeit one I found memorable. It turns … Continue reading

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We’re Up All Night to Get Loki

The Hammer of Thor, by Rick Riordan – By now, I guess it’s pretty much a given that I’m going to enjoy Riordan’s modern takes on classical mythology. This is the second book about Magnus Chase, son of Frey and … Continue reading

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Gods, Men, and Monsters

In the Company of Ogres, by A. Lee Martinez – This was a comedic look on fantasy, hardly anything new, but still entertaining. It tells the story of Never Dead Ned, a guy who dies quite often, but is always … Continue reading

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The Godchildren

Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes, by Rick Riordan – The follow-up to Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods has Riordan’s own demigod hero retelling the tales of the human heroes of the ancient Greek world with plenty of snide comments and anachronisms. All … Continue reading

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There and Back Again

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – This was Peter Jackson’s final foray into Middle-Earth, at least until he can get permission to film any of the various scraps of J.R.R. Tolkien’s notes that his son Christopher found … Continue reading

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The Way to Way-Up

Ruth Plumly Thompson’s two stories about the Kingdom of Way-Up are not explicitly linked to Oz, but as she wrote them not long after retiring as Royal Historian of Oz, it’s not surprising there are some definite similarities. Way-Up is … Continue reading

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