Fun for Monday: 5-Star Books in 5 Words (Fantasy edition)

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I loved this tag during SciFi Month last year so I’m glad the lovely Wyrd and Wonder people decided to suggest a fantasy edition. The rules are simple – pick five books you’ve rated as five-star reads, then sum them up in only five words – but it’s surprisingly challenging (or at least, it is for me!) and I feel very pleased with myself when I’ve managed it.

Here we go …

 

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Merlin – from boy to man

 

 

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Foretold – farm boy slays god

 

 

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The man of her dreams?

(I feel I have been very clever here!)

 

 

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Desire, magic, class and tourneys

(And not at all clever here)

 

 

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Witchiness in the modern world

 

Yay! So much fun!! Has anybody else read any of these books? What did you think of them? Let me know in the comments.

And I look forward to seeing who else have given this tag a go for Wyrd and Wonder!

 

 

 

 

 

30 thoughts on “Fun for Monday: 5-Star Books in 5 Words (Fantasy edition)

  1. The Dickinson title, well the series too, was pretty dark, so yours is such a witty comment! Only read the first if the Eddings series, and that was many years ago, I wish I didn’t have so many books waiting, waiting… 😁

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  2. Someone over on Librarything is doing a re-read of the Belgariad. It got me to thinking and so I added the Elenium to my tbr. I haven’t read the Sparhawk trilogy since ’02 or so 😀

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  3. Ah The Belgariad. I haven’t read those books for a long looong time. Might have to pick them up again at some point now i’m an adult 🙂

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      1. Haha same. I’ve heard some people say some of it is a bit cringe and backward by modern standards, but we can definitely still enjoy things while recognising their problems.

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      2. Maybe a buddy / group read for moral support? I have been wrestling with the same thing (temptation to reread. I keep seeing them mentioned on Twitter and keep seeing them on my shelves and…). I do wish I’d waited for the Dragonlance buddy read that I didn’t know would be happening a few years after I reread it – reading it alone did me / it no favours, totally the ex you hook up with at a party and realise maybe you should have left it at fond memories. But I think if I’d had a little private chat/snark/check yourself chat thread going with liikeminded readers we’d have been fine?

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  4. Yes! I’m hoping to have a go at this Challenge sometime next week. You did a GREAT job – and no… I haven’t read any of these books and they look very tempting. All of them *sigh*

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