You might be thinking that a road trip is an experience that can make you feel free, liberated and open. Well, guess what? It is not just all about saying hello to your destination and then goodbye the next but it is the getting there. Now that is the good part! Whether most of the time you first call out "shotgun" or not, there is still the backseat to be occupied! Let's get movin'!
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Friday, March 03, 2017
Team Epic: Why I Love Epic Fantasy!
Erica Cameron - Island of Exiles (The Ryogan Chronicles, #1):
Why do I love epic fantasy? It's a blank slate. We can erase all of our preconceived notions of society and law and even science, throwing all of that over the side of a cliff. Epic fantasy lets us push humanity well past the breaking point with ever more impossible landscapes and situations. It lets us see what we could be if only we let ourselves get there. Plus, epic fantasy is, well, epic!
In Khya’s world, every breath is a battle. On the isolated desert island of Shiara, dying young is inevitable. The clan comes before self, and protecting her home means Khya is a warrior above all else.
But when following the clan and obeying their leaders could cost her brother his life, Khya’s home becomes a deadly trap. The only person who can help is Tessen, her lifelong rival and the boy who challenges her at every turn. The council she hoped to join has betrayed her, and their secrets, hundreds of years deep, reach around a world she’s never seen.
To save her brother’s life and her island home, her only choice is to trust Tessen, turn against her clan, and go on the run—a betrayal and a death sentence.