Monday, October 4, 2010

Who likes Fantasy?

That would definitely be me. I think it has to do with the awesome good versus evil struggles and maybe a little bit to do with the fact that I dream a lot about getting in fights...I just finished Terry Goodkind's The Sword of Truth series and found it to be totally engrossing. I would disappear in my own little world of the main characters. Interestingly enough, his books focus more on philosophical discussions amongst the fighting than on anything else. The main thought in these books is that you decide how you live and anyone who gives up that choice is living like a slave. If you don't fight for life you are embracing death and if you don't fight evil you are embracing evil. From Wikipedia: "Goodkind believes that using the fantasy genre allows him to better tell his stories and better convey the human themes and emotions that he desires to share with the reader. Regardless of the genre of his novels, Goodkind states his main goal in writing is to inspire." I was definitely inspired by his books, all 12 of them.

Wizard's First Rule (1994)
Stone of Tears (1995)
Blood of the Fold (1996)
Temple of the Winds (1997)
Soul of the Fire (1999)
Faith of the Fallen (2000)
Debt of Bones (2001)
The Pillars of Creation (2002)
Naked Empire (2003)
Chainfire (2005)
Phantom (2006)
Confessor (2007) 


Grace Hart said...

Ooh I'll have to check them out. I'm always up for a good read!

Jessie Griffitts said...

I love fantasy too! I am always excited to hear about a good new series. By the way, your little girl is soo cute. She looks a lot like you.