Quoth the Raven(claw), Pottermore!

I got my early access welcome owl for Pottermore last week, and since then, I feel like I’ve fallen off the face of the Earth.  I didn’t Tweet much and I forgot to answer blog memes and write blog posts.  It’s like I’ve been spending time in a different world altogether. Continue reading

Want Books: The Way of the Wizard

Hey, so why don’t I give this meme a try?

Want Books? is a weekly meme hosted at Chachic’s Book Nook and features released books that you want but you can’t have for some reason. It can be because it’s not available in your country, in your library or you don’t have the money for it right now.

Okay, this should be fun.

One of the books on my wishlist is The Way of the Wizard anthology edited by John Joseph Adams. If I see this in a book store, I’ll probably have to perform some very strong restraining magic on myself if I want to stick to my book budget.

Power. We all want it, they’ve got it – witches, warlocks, sorcerers, necromancers, those who peer beneath the veil of mundane reality and put their hands on the levers that move the universe. They see the future in a sheet of glass, summon fantastic beasts, and transform lead into gold… or you into a frog. From Gandalf to Harry Potter to the Last Airbender, wizardry has never been more exciting and popular. Enter a world where anything is possible, where imagination becomes reality. Experience the thrill of power, the way of the wizard.

Now acclaimed editor John Joseph Adams (The Living Dead) brings you thirty-two of the most spellbinding tales ever written, by some of today’s most magical talents, including Neil Gaiman, Simon R. Green, and George R. R. Martin.

I have a certain fondness for wizards. In the Dragonlance saga, for example, I’ve always favored Raistlin. When I play video games, I tend to create a mage or sorceress character. In almost every book or movie I watch, I’m always drawn to the character who wields magic. And of course, there’s Harry Potter. Despite the weird things that happen to them and around them, wizards are fascinating to me, and it’s one of the reasons why I keep being drawn to Fantasy over and over again.