in which the author tells all about her fantasies

Monday, August 31, 2009 |

Fantasy BOOKS, of course. Geez. Ha! But seriously, I was informed that there was a 101 Fantasy Book Meme to go along with the voting for the 101 Best Fantasy Books project. In case you don’t know what this is, please check out this link. Really. Nominations for the best fantasy book ever (and then the next 100) close August 31. After that, vote and participate in the meme with me, because you know you love fantasy. Yes, paranormal counts (at least, I think it does…). It’s only five questions, and it’s for a good cause…

What is your favorite fantasy series?

It’s really hard to answer this. Can I choose three? What? I couldn’t hear that…and thus I will do what I want. *grin* So…the Harry Potter books, by J.K. Rowling (you kind of had to expect that), Garth Nix’s Keys to the Kingdom series, and Mercedes Lackey’s Elemental Masters. I can’t entirely believe that I’m leaving out Tolkien, but since I was only supposed to pick one…

What is your favorite fantasy character?

Harry from Robin McKinley’s The Blue Sword, Sabriel from the Abhorsen trilogy, or Sophie from Diana Wynne Jones' Howl's Moving Castle. And probably many, many more.

What is your favorite fantasy creature?

Water sprites, fauns (benevolent), centaurs. Oh! And the goblins in Tad Williams' The War of the Flowers.

What is your favorite fantasy world?

London Below, from Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere. Or Narnia. It's probably terribly cliche to say Narnia...

What is your favorite fantasy “magic” (i.e. The Will and the Word in David Eddings’ Belgariad series)?

I recently fell in love with the new magic in Patricia C. Wrede’s Thirteenth Child. There are three distinct types in that book, all swirling together at times to form a new kind - Columbian. By the way, if you haven’t read it yet, it’s made of awesome.

Shoot. I know I've left lots of favorites off the list, but they're not coming to mind... So it should be obvious from this little exercise that I am categorically incapable of narrowing choices down to ONE final answer. This does not bode well for my future Jeopardy career…

5 comments:

Jo said...

Great answers! Of all the books you've listed, I've only read Rowling's novels. I'll have to get to the others! :)

Ryan G said...

Thanks for doing this. I didn't know there was a meme so I will be doing this later today or tomorrow.

Nicole said...

Oooh I like this meme! 'Thirteenth Child' sounds like a must-read for me... it's going on my list now! And I'm glad you didn't narrow them down to one answer!

Ginny said...

you had a Jeopardy career? didn't know. ;)

She said...

It is so NOT cliche to say Narnia. I would be disappointed if it wasn't a favorite! ; p

I have a feeling that Harry Potter will soon come to the top of my fantasy favorites-- I've just been denying it for so long that it's hard to admit I may be becoming a Harry Potterite only after the second book!

Great choices! ! !

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