This is a tag I first became aware of during SciFi Month last year (you can see my scifi themed attempt here if you so wish, and you can find the inspiration for the tag over at Books Are My Favourite and Best – you absolutely have to take a look at some of the awesome #6degrees chains over there), and while I really enjoy doing it, it is sooo hard! I think I had a dash of beginner’s luck last time round. Anyway, here (after much, much revision) is my fantasy themed offering for Wyrd and Wonder … enjoy!
It all starts with a door painted on a wall. A book all about the importance and magic of stories, it also has more than a hint of romance, quite a few owls, and always makes time for good food.
A door painted on a wall shows up next to each of the strangely mutilated dead bodies in this story of murder, art and the internet.
Thud! By Terry Pratchett
Board-games, misunderstandings and murder punctuate this Discworld story about inter-species tensions.
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
This was the first time I’d ever come across shape-shifting dragons. The first half of a duology that looks at inter-species tensions whilst also telling a story about music and finding where you belong in the world. (Incidentally, there’s a murder in this book too).
Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
A story about music, magic and friendship. Or so I’ve been told. (Full disclosure: I haven’t read this book yet *hangs head in shame*)
It’s right there in the title, this is a book about magic. It’s also about friendship, and there’s some good food thrown in too.
This was the best I could do. And I’m not entirely happy with it because I wasn’t able to match colours as I did back in November. Nevertheless, I had a lot of fun (I think I may have to practice more regularly though, if I’m to manage it as beautifully as imyril does here).
Anyone else going to have a go?