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Fantasy for the Ages

Jim (Father) and Zach (Son) talk about their ideas and perspectives on fantasy fiction, starting with Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time series but straying in various other directions as well. The generational difference in how they view what they read will become obvious (and entertaining, they hope!). Come enjoy our debates and explorations over what all these books mean, and see who you agree with.

Fantasy for the Ages

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And here we are, the epic and incredible conclusion to The Great Hunt. You were blown away by the content of the previous few chapters, but wait - there's more. So much action! Intense! Technically, this still leaves all four paragraphs of Chapter 50, but we've got something special in mind for that next week. We think you'll like what you hear in this episode, a real thrill ride.

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We return to our "Rate a Magic System" series in this episode, this time covering the magic of the stand-alone (at this point) novel "Warbreaker", by Brandon Sanderson. This is our fifth magic rating episode, but the first whose book/series was specifically selected by request of our patrons. Zach had to cram to finish the book in time for recording, but he got it done - and so did we. Enjoy!

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The guys make their move on Falme. So do the ladies. And so do the Seanchan. Chaos ensues. Oh, and Ingtar drops a bombshell. 'Nuf said - enjoy this coverage of these incredible chapters!

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Everything is zeroing in on Falme in this episode. Rand and the crew are moving closer to the city, with various reasons drawing them in. Nynaeve and Elayne are in Falme, seeking to save Min and Egwene. Min is no helpless woman though, working on her own plans. As for Egwene? Not so good. Give a listen, and see what's up.

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Zach and Jim get together with guests Charles and Dylan of the Friends Talking Fantasy Podcast to dive into the Grimdark fantasy subgenre, exploring what it is all about, why you ought to consider giving it a try, and debating whether authors may push the limits of literature too far in writing this particular type of fantasy fiction. Our guests were wonderful, and we think you'll get a lot of both information and entertainment from this episode.

Check our our wonderful guests on their own podcast. It's good fun!:  https://www.theftfpodcast.com

Dylan references a grimdark voting blog by author Mark Lawrence. You can find it here:  http://mark---lawrence.blogspot.com/2017/08/grimdark-were-nailing-it-down.html

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Here we reconnect with our core ladies, Egwene and Nynaeve, training in the White Tower. They've made solid friendships with Min and Elayne.  Is that a good or bad thing?  That's for you to decide, based upon what happens to all four of them in the adventure of these chapters.

Oh, and one more thing.  We have a Liandrin sighting.  Boo!  Hiss!

We reference Jim's participation on The Rusty Heel YouTube Talk Show.  Here's direct link to that episode, FULL OF WOT SPOILERS:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4_0LsL7Cmc&t=1942s

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Stuck in the situation of needing to follow Fain, Darkfriends and Trollocs across the continent as fast as possible, but having found the Cairhien Waygate blocked, our friends head to the next closest Waygate, and we get an up close and personal encounter with some power ladies and some larger than life characters. Things don't go as hoped, our group is blocked again, leading them to choose yet another route for unconventional travel, but the result of this next choice is totally unexpected. One word says it all: FLICKER.

We reference a couple of things to check out in this episode, and here are the links:
DeeTee's WoT Trivia and Games Discord Server: https://discord.gg/tm7VYT3Vvb

Tales of a Redarm Podcast: https://anchor.fm/talesofaredarm

Access our patron-only content, unlock the opportunity to listen and chat during live recordings, and explore other benefits by supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FantasyForTheAges

Rate & review us at Apple Podcast or wherever you download content. As they say, "throw us some stars!"

Share thoughts, questions, or ideas with us directly: [email protected]

Join us on Discord for more conversations with a growing community of fantasy fiction fans: https://discord.gg/jMWyVJ6qKk

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Here's an episode we're thrilled to bring to you, one that was a long time in the works. Both Zach and Jim succeeded in encouraging their significant others to read Mistborn: The Final Empire, not their typical type of reading material. Both being finished, we sat down with them to discuss the experience, hear their thoughts, and learn if they are ready for more. Come enjoy their insights. NOTE: This will include Spoilers only of Book 1 of the Mistborn Trilogy.

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Rate & review us at Apple Podcast or wherever you download content. As they say, "throw us some stars!"

Share thoughts, questions, or ideas with us directly: [email protected]

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Continuing on in The Great Hunt, we see what happens when our company discover just where Fain and the Shadowspawn have gone. Our protagonists are in for an unpleasant surprise. Speaking of surprises, our second chapter covers what next happens to Thom, and what it leads him to has series-long ramifications. Oh, and then let's throw in a little content from clear across the continent, because - why not? After all, there ARE things of significance happening in places beyond just where Perrin, Mat, and Rand decide to hang out.

We recently joined Rob at Malkier Talks podcast for a full-spoilers episode. Here is the link to THAT episode: https://anchor.fm/malkier-talks/episodes/Ep45---Are-the-Forsaken-Redeemable--Ft-Jim--Zach-FFTA-e13104s

We also referenced The Gleeman's Apprentice podcast. Here's where you could check that one out: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-gleemans-apprentice-a-wheel-of-time-podcast/id1549550528

Access our Patron-only content, unlock the opportunity to listen and chat during live recordings, and explore other benefits by supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FantasyForTheAges

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Just a single chapter for you this time, but it's a doozie! We continue out trek through The Wheel of Time's The Great Hunt with this experience in Lord Barthanes manor, where some of our characters attempt misdirection while others literally go on a hunt - but Rand ends up feeling like the hunted.

WoTionary w Special Guests Fantasy for the Ages, Gleeman Twitch & Master of the Deck: https://youtu.be/W8kecUOTqLA

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