Tough Travelling – boldly going…..

Posted On 19 August 2015

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These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go….

This week over at the Fantasy Review Barn Nathan is taking us travelling through the tropes of fantasy.  This week’s topic for discussion is MAJOR DISCOVERIES

While often the people of Fantasyland seem stuck in a time warp occasionally a major discovery can shock the land into changes.  Be they new lands, new peoples or new technologies fantasyland thrives on having something to jump start the next age.

One book sprung immediately to mind when I read the topic:

The Magician by Raymond Feist – the Riftwar Series is a perfect example of new discoveries – in which a whole other world is stumbled upon with different religion, people, animals, – well, everything.

A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan in which Lady Trent travels the world in search of information about dragons.  She’s a quick witted, intelligent, forward thinking woman.  A naturalist who is ahead of her time.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – I like this as an example – the book starts with a series of strange hand marks appearing on doors all over the world.  These doors usually lead to ‘other’ places.  The major discovery for me with this book involves the teeth that Karou collects and what they are used for.

Bone Season by Samantha Shannon – in which people with the ability of clairvoyance are collected and removed from society.  What we uncover here is a different race of people – hopefully that’s not a spoiler.


8 Responses to “Tough Travelling – boldly going…..”

  1. jessicabookworm

    I’m afraid no post from me this week as nothing really came to mind for this topic So well done for thinking of these! I am also sadly drawing a blank on next week’s topic too.

    • lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I’m drawing a bit of a blank so far for next week! We’ll have to get out thinking caps on.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Danya @ Fine Print

    A Natural History of Dragons is the perfect choice! Lots of new discoveries in that series. And the teeth collection in Daughter of Smoke and Bone remains one of the most original plot points I’ve ever read!

    • lynnsbooks

      The teeth collection was an awesome plot point – so interesting.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

    Awesome list – nice to see another Feist fan!

    • lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I loved The Magician. Somebody in work introduced me – he was trying to get me onto the Dark Tower series as well but then he left for another job.
      Lynn 😀

  4. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    Lots of discoveries in with Lady Trent! I’m curious to see how the discovery of what dragon bone can do will turn out.

    • lynnsbooks

      it’s a great series – I’m really enjoying it.
      Lynn 😀

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