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“Nikabrik’s Candidate” by Gina Dalfonzo


This article first appeared in First Things: Please note: Legendarium Media does not support any political candidate and is a news forum encouraging the open discussion of ideas relating to literature and art. If you ever doubt that C. S. Lewis was gifted with a prophetic voice, you need look no further for correction than Prince Caspian. In the story, you may remember, Narnia is ...

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Book Review: Bandersnatch by Diana Pavlac Glyer

There is something wonderful about good literature. The words, the phrases, the characters, the exciting plot twists – a good story of an amalgamation of many things working together. When we find a story that captures us, that plants its roots firmly in our imaginations, we quickly develop a deep and lasting appreciation for that work. Have you ever had ...

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Coming Soon: An Epic New Fantasy Series by Jason R Jones

In anticipation of the release of the first book in his epic 18 part series, to be released by Oloris Publishing, I had a Q&A session with Jason R Jones, author of “The Last Pantheon” series. 1.  We’ve spent a lot of time working on the text for ‘of spiders and falcons’ now.  I’ve read it three times, and I ...

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Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes Book Review:”Where Strange and Dangerous Monsters Lurk”

From Father & sons author team, Henry, Josh, and Harrison Herz, comes Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes, a delightfully dark set of nursery rhymes about ogres, witches, hippogriffs, and zombies. Playing off traditional nursey rhymes like “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and “Little Miss Muffet”, these poems take us out of our comfortable and ordinary world and place us instead in a world of ...

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MONSTER GOOSE NURSERY RHYMES: Starting Your Kids Down the Yellowbrick Road

Starting Your Kids Down the Yellowbrick Road by Henry L. Herz If you’re reading this post, you are more than likely a fan of science fiction and fantasy (SFF). You enjoy having your intellect stimulated and your imagination stretched. You love temporarily immersing yourself in Middle Earth, Oz, Narnia, Earthsea, Amber, Dune, The Federation, or The Foundation. Perhaps you enjoy ...

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Arthurian Geographies in Tolkien, Williams, and Lewis

Sorina Higgins, writer, English teacher, and Inklings scholar, gave a lecture at the New York C.S. Lewis Society about The Fall of Arthur and an imaginary, composite, Inklings Arthuriad. The lecture is below. You can also read a summary of the lecture at her blog. Find Sorina Higgins’ scholarly work on Charles Williams, one of the Inklings, at The Oddest Inkling. — victorialadybug (V. ...

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Why Fantasy Matters

“Artists use lies to tell the truth.” These words were spoken by Evey Hammond to the masked terrorist/freedom fighter V in V for Vendetta, echoing Pablo Picasso’s words, “Art is a lie that makes us realize truth […]” Despite the dystopian and relatively fantastical setting of the film, those words spoke truer to me than any lecture I ever sat ...

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The Power of Tolkien’s Prose: Middle-Earth’s Magical Style

I enjoy reading scholarly works on my favorite author. There is quite a bit of excellent Tolkien scholarship out there examining everything from his mythology, the roots of his ideas, what his seminal works ultimately mean. There are works on his knowledge of philology and the medieval and ancient folklore works of long ago and the authors that came before ...

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