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With a courageous princess (and love interest), no orcs, no riddles, no dwarves, a traditional Chosen One plotline, gorgeous Czech artwork, and a hobbit Macgyver. The changes are really interesting, and in some ways add a bit of coherence to the plot – but then again, part of the charm of The Hobbit is its bumbling, sprawling arbitrariness.
In others, they subvert the Professor’s original intent. The hero only thinks he’s unlikely, and becomes a king (or prince consort – it isn’t specified) and the Arkenstone is the dragon’s doom rather than the cause of strife. Because I wanted to, here’s a summary! Dale, the City of Golden Bells, is attacked and ravaged by the dragon Slag the Terrible. The only three who survived the flames – a watchman, who slept at his post; General Thorin Oakenshield, of the now-destroyed Garrison of Dale; and (Mika?) “It is clear that the time has come. Books and Writers. Our book reviews online. Portrait of a Woman. On The Nightstand. Oh My Books! NextRead.co.uk. Nayu's Reading Corner. My Favourite Books.
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Read and enjoy. Introduction As I noted in my first essay of […] Help celebrate International Sir Terry Pratchett Day To celebrate Sir Terry Pratchett as The London Book Fair’s (LBF) Author of the Day on Tuesday 8 April, the International Authors Forum, in association with LBF, has designated Tuesday 8 April International Sir Terry Pratchett Day, to mark his phenomenal international publishing success.
Frontier & Gollancz announce authors for Elite: Dangerous tie-ins Frontier Developments and Gollancz have announced the authors who will be writing their three tie-in novels set in the world of Elite: Dangerous, the ground-breaking Kickstarted sequel to best-selling computer game Elite. Ex Libris: About. Sum, ergo lego. - I am, therefore I read.
Hi, welcome to Ex Libris and thanks for stopping by! I love reading the personal background infos on other blogs, so if you are like me and are curious about the raison d'etre of the blog and the person behind the blog, this is the place :-) Who am I? Hello, I'm Stella, 29 years old and a bookaholic. I have loved reading ever since I learned how to, I simply love how a wonderful story can make you escape to faraway lands and old forgotten times and relive and experience great adventures and emotions! But besides my passion for books, there's quite a few other things I love to do: my other greatest passion is travelling! What kind of books do I read? My favourite genres are urban fantasy. About « A Striped Armchair. I’m Eva, an amateur reader and full-time library aficionado. Books allow me to transcend my chronic illnesses, and I love to read diversely, in every sense. My taste ranges across fiction and nonfiction, from the just-published to classics, includes a variety of genres, and I can name a favourite author from every (inhabited) continent.
My perfect afternoon is spent in my armchair with a fat book, my rescue mutt Thistle curled up in my lap, and huge mug of tea nearby.