Friday Five: Humdrum Existence Edition

1. This week I’ll be starting with general cool book-ish stuff, as that’s what I seem to have up top.

First up is Dan Fitzgerald’s account of going down the Mississipi on a raft as a teenager, which is a fascinating read

We’ve also got an old article/interview by Hari Kunzru on Michael Moorcock, he who currently claims a lot of attention on this blog. Read if only for the Geronimo story.

The Rolls to Save peeps have a review of WFRP 4th ed (I am now imagining a WFRP game run by Michael Moorcock, who was a huge influence on the warhammer world)

The Orangutan Librarian (10/10 name) has a list of the best of British thrillers

Also want to find out about an Arthurian epic you didn’t know about? With Sir Kay being a romcom hero? Click here to hear of Escanor.

Last but never least, Kat at Libri Draconis has a lot of opinions on Grace Draven, and has got into detail on them here.

2. Reviews!

Maddalena at Space and Sorcery has a review of the much hyped The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman

Traveling Cloak at FanFiAddict wants us all to read Brian Naslund’s Dragons of Terra

I have not included nearly enough reviews of Campaigns & Companions, so I will rectify this. Fantasy Book Nerd and Fab at Libri Draconis both do a good job of explaining why I will eventually need this.

Kat at KBBookreviews has just reminded me I need to read more Melissa Caruso with this review of The Quicksilver Court.

3. I like sharing art, so here’s a fantastic piece from Samantha Mash


4. Wow, I do not have a lot of content this week. Okay. Question time. Is there any fantasy movie theme greater than the following?

5. Same question, but with fantasy game soundtracks (and obviously a fantasy game soundtrack)

I obviously believe the answers are No and No, but I’m willing to have my mind changed.

That’s it. Have a great weekend all!

2 thoughts on “Friday Five: Humdrum Existence Edition

  1. Hey, (made a mistake with the first one 🙂

    Anyway, I’m not sure I can name a better fantasy soundtrack for a film – I’d have to think about it. But the casting of that sword in the opening credits of Conan is such pantswettingly bad. A cast sword?!?!?! Good luck with that.

    For favourite soundtracks for video games, all the bethseda ones are linked – they use the same motifs as they go forward…but I’d got for Rome:Total War. The original one. And especially Arabic Winter.

    Many the time I have built the empire of Parthia or Armenia to this soundtrack.


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