The first time I read this book was in middle school and I loved it as much then as I do now. The world is different than any other I had ever heard of before and it was the best. I related so much to Lucy and her optimistic outlook on life. Only seeing the good in people (or talking animals).
As a child, I wanted to jump into this book and experience this new world. What child wouldn’t want to find a new world at the back of a closet during a game of hide and seek? As an adult, it brought back that nostalgia of imagination and wonder. Sometimes I was shocked how brave Lucy was talking to strange creatures and not running away.
Not only was Lewis great at creating a unique universe his characters are very dynamic. All the sisters and brothers are so different from each other. Even each creature is so fleshed out that you feel like you have met that type of person in your everyday life. And to top it off and intriguing plot.
One thing I was surprised about as a child was that my mother told me this story was a Christian allegory where Aslan was like God. I didn’t see the connection when I was younger. Although, the fight against good and evil is certainly there. And honestly, I might have missed it as an adult as well if it wasn’t pointed out. Both times I was so immersed into the story it really felt like a different world with a different set of rules and where religion was kind of far off and not as important as the task at hand.
The best part of this book is that my daughter also loves it! Something we can talk about and discuss. Now I just need to get her to read the next one!
Did I mention before that I love the way Martin writes? Well, I do. His writing is just so gripping and pulls you right into the story. Love it.
A Clash of Kings is the second of The Song of Ice and Fire series. I think I liked it even better than Game of Thrones. In Game of Thrones, it introduced a lot of main characters and the main problem that will run through the series. In A Clash of Kings, we get to know the characters more in depth. They all over the map in Westeros going their own way with their own stories.
My favorite character is still Daenerys even though she makes bad decisions from time to time. She is strong and a good leader. The fact that she is still barely a teen making such grown up decisions just goes to show how much she has to grow and become that much stronger.
The characters either become more endearing or more hated in this book. I think the connection between the Stark children and their direwolves are interesting and I keep wondering if there is a deeper connection or meaning that hasn’t been revealed yet.
Still so many people die. The next in the series is A Storm of Swords 🙂
This release is for the second book in the series. It looks pretty good…might have to put it on my tbr list!
Heshayol The Blood of Dragons Book 2
Over a millennium ago, at their father’s command, Tyran and Drast sent the Horned God to the Netherworld in hopes of gaining everlasting life. Instead, they sparked a chain of events that led to the near destruction of the Ash Tree and the liberation of the old gods. Now, with the world waning, the two brothers are freed from Anaerfell to travel to the frozen realm of the dead and resurrect their enemy with hopes of restoring balance. Tyran and Drast journey between time and space with limitless magic at their fingertips to face demon legions, forsaken immortals, and the realization that the malevolence of their father is not yet done.
Pre order only $2.99 and for a limited time you can get the first book Anaerfell for only $.99.
Joshua Robertson is an award-winning author in epic, dark fantasy. You may recognize him as the dude whose dragons were said to destroy George R.R. Martin’s and Christopher Paolini’s dragons in a very biased Twitter poll. His first novel, Melkorka, was released in 2015, and he has been writing fantasy fiction like clockwork ever since. Known most for his Thrice Nine Legends Saga, Robertson enjoys an ever-expanding and extremely loyal following of readers. He currently lives in North Carolina with his better half and his horde of goblins. Learn more at http://www.robertsonwrites.com or connect with him on Instagram @RobertsonWrites.