LOTR · NovElla

Happy Birthday Pauline Baynes

Happy Birthday to Pauline Baynes! Pauline Baynes (September 9, 1922 – August 1, 2008) was an English artist and illustrator. Her drawings grace the covers of seminal fantasy books such as those authored by J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Baynes illustrated this edition of Prince Caspian from The Chronicles of Narnia. You can learn more… Continue reading Happy Birthday Pauline Baynes

LOTR · NovElla · Quotes · Science Fiction · The Hobbit

Forgotten Dragons

What do you picture when you think of dragons? Fire-breathers? Winged-lizards? Dragons are common in fantasy, whether it’s the traditional kind or a unique interpretation. In recent literature, such as Eragon and Harry Potter, dragons are often depicted as fire-spewing reptiles, with both legs and wings. The origin of this type of dragon was a… Continue reading Forgotten Dragons

NovElla · YA

Princess Academy Book Review

I recently finished the third book in an excellent series. The Princess Academy trilogy by Shannon Hale consists of three young adult books, with some light fantasy elements. The combination of “princess” and “academy” just sounded too good to resist and these books don’t disappoint. Mountain-girl Miri is the books’ incredibly strong female lead. I… Continue reading Princess Academy Book Review