BOOK TAG WEEK!!!
Wyrd & Wonder!!!
Another book tag!!
Today I’m doing the Fantasy Book Tag, which I found on Reading Madness/Through Bookshelves.
What is the longest fantasy series that you have ever read?
the Realm of the Elderlings series by Robin Hobb
Okay, yeah, I spent the entire tag yesterday talking about Robin Hobb’s books and my intention today was to give y’all a break from them, but… I hardly ever complete the series I start. If it wasn’t for my buddy-read with Emily from Embuhleeliest, I probably would have gotten distracted from completing the Realm of the Elderlings series. It is the longest series I’ve completed thus far.
There are 17 books in it including the prequel novella above, The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince. If I include the book of short stories that contains some stories based in the Realm of the Elderlings world, the total books would be 18. However, the series is broken up into four trilogies and a quartet to make it manageable and not as daunting to get through.
Favorite fantastical setting or world.
hoggy warty Hogwarts
Harry Potter answers in book tags have become trite, but I can’t help mentioning the books, especially for questions like this.
Besides Harry Potter, what is your favorite fantasy book/series?
Lol! Other than Harry Potter and Realm of the Elderlings, it would be…
A Song of Ice & Fire by George R.R. Martin
I easily got hooked on the first book and love how atmospheric the prologue is. The characters are all interesting, I love how cinematic the story is at times, and I even like the pesky cliffhangers that keep me wondering what’s going to happen next.
What fantasy book do you wish was more popular?
Damar duology by Robin McKinley
I was talking about it with Ola from Re-enchantment of the World couple days ago and I was tempted to reread it. (It doesn’t take much to make me want to reread a book I love.) I forgot which book is first, but both are YA fantasy.
The Blue Sword is about an orphaned young woman who moves to live with her brother, who’s in the military and is stationed in a land their country is trying to colonize. The young woman meets the king of the land and is abducted by him and later becomes a warrior. I loved the story for the writing and themes it explores, such as colonization and feeling displaced.
Your favorite villain.
She’s one of my favorite characters in George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice & Fire series, and I love that she’s a villain.
What’s the first fantasy book you have ever read?
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
Actually, I’m not sure, but it was either the Neverending Story or C.S. Lewis’s Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The Neverending Story is a YA fantasy novel about a boy who enters a fantasy world through a book he stole from a bookshop. It’s an amazing read, and I love the format of the book too because some passages are in different colors.
Your favorite Harry Potter book
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
I love this one because the magical world becomes larger and more mature in this book, and I just love all the amazing things, and even the dark things, that happen in it: the quidditch world cup, the Triwizard Tournament, the other schools visiting, greater variety of characters, deep denial that Voldy returns.
What is your favorite mythical creature?
And if you love dragons too, stay tuned for tomorrow’s tag!
Favorite female protagonist from a fantasy book?
Ok, I went with the first person to pop in my head, but I really like Nanny Ogg. She knows how to have a good time. I think we could go
club pub hopping. (I’ve only read about her in Wyrd Sisters, so I hope she pops up again as I work my way through the Discworld books.)
Wyrd Sisters is a novel from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. It’s the second book in the Witches subseries and is about a trio of witches trying to save their country from a tyrant, a duke who had killed the king to gain the throne.
Favorite male protagonist?
He’s one of my favorite characters from Robin Hobb’s Realm of the Elderlings series. Love him! He’s the bastard son of prince and was trained as an assassin.
Ok, all done with this BOOK TAG WEEK tag.
Stay tuned for the dragon book tag coming tomorrow.
(And for real, I won’t mention the Realm of the Elderlings series in that tag. Well, I’ll try not to. I just love those books so much!) 🙂