Friday, July 6, 2012
Q: Jumping Genres: Ever pick up a book from a genre you usually don’t like and LOVE it? Tell us about it and why you picked it up in the first place.
I did this with the Dragonlance series by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. I don't usually read a lot of high fantasy, but my sister loved the books and urged me to give them a try. I fell completely head over heels in love with this series, especially the Chronicles and Legends trilogies.
What makes this series stand out, for me, is that although it does take place in a fantasy world, the characterizations are so strong that they make the crazy world-building and plot lines seem plausible. There is definitely a grounding of truth. I suppose that's what good fantasy is all about.