If you haven’t been over to Ink and Paper yet to see what Jo put together for her High Fantasy theme, you need to get on that. She’s put together an impressive list with more than a dozen unique blogs, many with multiple reviews available. So if you’ve been looking for that escapist fix but are wondering where to go, you’re sure to find something appealing in this list.
Most of the reviews on this list are for fairly current releases, so if you’re like me and only dabble in high fantasy every now and then, this is a fabulous “finger on the pulse” round up for what’s going on in the genre right now. And if you are WILD about high fantasy, this is the perfect way to find some new, like-minded bloggers to share your thoughts and TBR lists with.
I’m also pretty impressed with Jo’s ability to pull out short but personality-filled quotes from each blogger, so you can get a sense of their review before you even click. There is a lot of material in this post, but you should be able to quickly and easily find the stuff that’s MOST appealing to you.
If you’d like to discuss the question of “What, in your opinion, makes a good high fantasy?” please visit Ink And Paper’s host post. You are invited to discuss in comments, create a post on your blog and link in comments, or visit some of the contributors’ linked posts and see what they have to say about it.
If High Fantasy or Epic Fantasy is just not your bag, one of these upcoming carnivals is bound to be:
Edition 51 hosted by: Nicole at Linus’s Blanket
Deadline for submission: April 9, 2010
Theme: Out of the Comfort Zone: Books You Thought You’d Never Read, But Enjoyed When You Did
To submit a post, email: nicolebonia at gmail dot com
Edition 52 hosted by: Rebecca from Rebecca Reads
Deadline for submission: April 23, 2009
To submit a post, email: rebecca at rebeccareid dot com
Edition 53 hosted by: Nicola at Alpha Heroes
Deadline for submission: May 7, 2010
Theme: Arthurian Fiction
To submit a post, email: nicola327 AT hotmail DOT com
One last thought: I’m helping Jackie out with handling BWC, so if you notice a change in style (or, um, say, timeliness?) now know why.