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Book Review: The Stoneholding

If a medieval style, classic high fantasy rich in back story and a lived-in, believable world for the characters to inhabit is your kind of read, then you won’t be disappointed by The Stoneholding, the first book in The Legacy of the Stone Harp series by James G. Anderson and Mark Sebanc. Sebanc, who is also known for his work ...

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Book Review: Princes of Sandastre

Cover art for The Princes of Sandastre, a book review on The Fantasy Network News

The Perilous Quest of the Princes of Sandastre begins… It is the year 1403 in the high Middle Ages. King Henry reigns in England, While England smolders with suppressed rebellion, young Simon Branthwaite sets sail across the Atlantic in search of the lost realm of Lyonesse. His quest will take him to Rockall, a land wreathed in legend; a land ...

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Get Your Copy of Phantastes before the Holidays

Phantastes Kickstarter - on the Fantasy Network News

Lord of the Rings fans — Did you miss out on ordering your copy of Phantastes, the graphic novel based on George MacDonald’s writings (who inspired Tolkien)? There’s good news. Though the (successful) Kickstarter campaign is over, Phantastes is available for order over at Indiegogo. Writer Meredith Finch has adapted Phantastes into a 120-page graphic novel, with stunning original art by Christine Norrie and Eisner-winning / Hugo Award-nominated illustrator Andrew ...

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Phantastes: A Gorgeous Visual Feast for Fantasy Fans

Phantastes original art from Cave Pictures Publishing

New Kickstarter graphic novel blends gorgeous art and storytelling the likes of which Lord of the Rings fans won’t want to miss! Ever heard of Scottish writer George MacDonald? His fantastical stories aren’t just a lot of fun to explore—they’re also an influence and source of inspiration for numerous well-known fantasy writers like J.M. Barrie, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Neil ...

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Lord of the Rings Series News Heating Up

Lord of the Rings Amazon Series article on TFN

Even though Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series isn’t due to stream across TV screens until this time next year (September-October 2022, at the current estimate), that’s not to say things are staying hush-hush. Tolkien fans can get plenty of cool, fun, and even bizarre updates from behind-the-scenes these days. Here are some of our favorites: Howard Shore and Bear McCreary ...

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Join Others to Talk Tolkien This February 2021

Tolkien Society Seminar 2021 - The Fantasy Network News

Love talking about Tolkien? Can’t geek out enough about Lord of the Rings…and what it means to people today? We’ve got just the thing to hook you up with the fix you need—The Tolkien Society’s first seminar of 2021, “Twenty-first Century Receptions of Tolkien.” Since the turn of the millennium, the list of published work by Tolkien has substantially expanded. And ...

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Review: “The Narrow Road” illustrated novel

Shortly after his conversion to Christianity, C.S. Lewis sat down to write a Christian allegory in the style of John Bunyan’s famous work The Pilgrim’s Progress. In this seminal work, which has been hailed as one of the most influential texts of Christian writing in the English language, pilgrim Christian travels from the dark lands to “the Celestial City.” Lewis ...

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Middle-earth Menu: “Maggot’s Mighty Bacon Mushroom Dish”

By Astrid Tuttle Winegar Now we come to Bamfurlong, which belongs to Famer Maggot and his family. The farm is guarded by some vicious canines named Grip, Fang, and Wolf. Here, the hobbits are treated to a bustling dinner for fourteen. Tolkien writes, “a generous supper was laid on the large table. […] There was beer in plenty, and a ...

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Middle-earth Menu: “Buckland Steaks”

By Astrid Tuttle Winegar Our next mushroom-heavy recipe is bound to a favorite on the enormous Buckland table. As shown in the photo, your best choices for dinner sides are mashed potatoes and some sort of green vegetable, such as peas. Beer is optional; pretty much any beverage will go well with this comforting meal. You know, my favorite hobbit ...

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An Exclusive Interview with Andrew Peterson

Recently, Legendarium spoke with author Andrew Peterson about the Kickstarter launched to finance an animated series of his best-selling books The Wingfeather Saga.  The series currently includes four books: On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, North! Or Be Eaten, The Monster in the Hollows, and The Warden and the Wolf King. For more information, visit Wingfeather Saga and ...

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