Your friends keep suggesting that you read this or that fantasy book. You remain skeptical because you:
- Remember that insipid Disney crap (eg. Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, etc…)
- Think that the fantasy genre is mindless fluff about friendly unicorns, talking animals and anthropomorphic atmospheric conditions.
- Have read Tolkien and everything else is obviously a debased derivative of that magnum opus.
THIS IS NOT THAT BOOK.
This is the fantastic