Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Epic Fanasty - we need more of it

Thank the gods.

At last a new Epic Fantasy has been published (or will be shortly) - I really really miss new Epic Fantasy's, the trend these days seems to be 'gritty' and 'dark', leaning more towards 'reality' - if that's what I wanted I'd read fiction - and those books that are just fantasy with nothing particularly epic about them.

That's not to say that I don't enjoy the grittier side of fantasy - or that Orullian's debut doesn't have some dark moments - but I cut my teeth on the likes of Jordan and Brooks, and not many books are offering that type of world-building or storytelling these days.

THE UNREMEMBERED is BIG, it has depth and power, and (as in the vein of Janny Wurts) Orullian's prose is the sort that where you would do well to pay attention to every line because the even the smallest phrase can have the greatest meaning.

This is a very promising debut and I look forward to the next book in the series!

And check out the short story Peter has going on youtube - it's awesome!

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