Monday, December 7, 2009

The Lion Vrie by Christopher Hopper

If Rise of the Dibor was good, The Lion Vrie was awesome. Christopher Hopper certainly knows how to get the characters emotions across to the reader. Answering questions left by The White Lion Chronicles #1 (Rise of the Dibor), The Lion Vrie continues a few days after the ending of its prequel. The Dibor is scattered, injured, and wounded emotionally after the battle at Adriel. Luik is wounded but slowly recovering in the city of Mt. Dakka in Tontha, the homeland of Brax, Boran, and Benigan (three of his Dibor). Upon his recovery he knows that Morgui is still plotting the destruction of Dionia and it’s imperative that the city prepare for anything. Searching for Anorra, storing food, organizing and fortifying to the city take up most of Luik’s time, that is, until he called to Ot. Yes, the mysterious Ot. And so the quests begin. Read about Luik and his friends as they go through joy and pain, hope and despair, and experience weight of being leaders.

Friday, December 4, 2009

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein

The Hobbit was wonderful classic that I very much enjoyed. The story begins with Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who likes things comfortable, as do all hobbits. Adventures are not comfortable. So when Gandalf the wizard, who is well know for his fireworks and adventures, appears at Bilbo's hobbit hole one morning, Bilbo is a bit worried, but tries to be polite. But things get uncomfortable when Gandalf asks Bilbo to come on an adventure. Bilbo attempts to politely send the wizard on his way, and pretty much does, unti the next day. Unfortunately (or possibly fortunately) for Bilbo, Gandalf sends 13 dwarves to find Bilbo and hire him to be their burglar for an expedition they are planning to claim a vast treasure that once belonged to their ancestors. Bilbo reluctantly agrees, in order to not seem pathetic and begins an adventure that is talked about by hobbits in the shire for many years to come. From golbins to trolls, hobbit-holes to Mirkwood, an adveture full of suspense, poems, and humor.