Tolkien’s Heirs: Tad Williams

When I heard the news that Tad Williams, one of my very favourite fantasy authors, was returning at last to Osten Ard, the sprawling setting of his epic fantasy series "Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn," I was overcome with happiness. While I haven't yet read the short novel The Heart of What Was Lost, I have begun to … Continue reading Tolkien’s Heirs: Tad Williams

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Tolkien’s Heirs (II): David Eddings

Some time ago, I wrote that Terry Brooks, the bestselling author of the multi-volume Shannara series could and should be considered one of Tolkien's foremost literary heirs.  Today, I'd like to also suggest that David Eddings, author of several epic fantasy series including The Belgariad, The Mallorean,  The Elenium, and The Tamuli, should also be … Continue reading Tolkien’s Heirs (II): David Eddings