Friday, February 4, 2011

One of My Favorite Epics

So in follow-up to my post two weeks ago on the Inker Blog, I've been thinking about all of the epics I've read in the past and what would be one of my all-time favorites. Finally I decided that there's really two that deserve that honor. It's a tie: Lian Hearn's Tales of the Otori series and Garth Nix's Abhorsen series. Very different concepts, one is a fantasy set in an Asian-like realm (leaning toward Japanese heavily), and the other is about a heroic necromancer who must keep the minions of the dead in the underworld in a divided world not unlike in Neil Gaiman's Stardust: cross "the Wall" and you're not in England anymore.


  1. Sounds interesting. I remember your wifey reading Sabriel and telling me she really enjoyed it. Might have to check it out soon!

  2. I read the first two Otori books on audio, they were pretty good. Not 100% my thing, but well-done.