‘There is a fell voice on the air. It’s Saruman!’

The Pass of Caradhras – Lord of the Rings

This week over at the Fantasy Review Barn we are once again on our travels through the tropes of fantasy guided ably by our fearless leader Nathan.  The topic this Thursday is:


Perhaps the handsome prince lives in a castle surrounded by green countryside and sunny days.  The rest of the land is forced to deal with freezing cold, searing heat, and every other extreme climate mother nature can throw at you.

  1. Seven Forges by James A Moore – the Seven Forges is a large, previously unexplored mountain range.  The country is barren and the weather is fierce and cold and inhabited by massive and savage creatures.
  2. Storm Glass by Maria Snyder – in which a magician called Opal is sent to help the Stormclan – people who tame the raging sea storms using glass orbs
  3. Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson – a planet swept by the most fantastic storms!
  4. Lord of the Rings – Mount Doom!  Don’t really need to say more!

Tis all for me this week – although can we just end with:


6 Responses to “‘There is a fell voice on the air. It’s Saruman!’”

  1. jessicabookworm

    I found this topic tough but really interesting. I also chose Mount Doom/Mordor…but then you probably guessed that. As I always pick something from The Lord of the Rings! My post is scheduled for Friday 🙂

    • lynnsbooks

      Will be catching up with all the posts for TT shortly. Looking forward to seeing what everyone got on their lists. I found this one tough too.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Carmen

    Narnia is another example of extreme climate, I guess, with the White Queen making all Narnia a winterland.

    • lynnsbooks

      I did think of Narnia – it’s a great choice actually but I think of books and then forget them when I come to post!
      Lynn 😀

  3. Kaja

    Ahh, Saruman DID create an extreme micro-climate! That’s a great choice. And Dune seems to be pretty popular this week, too – though these giant worms look absolutely terrifying.

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