I’ve been a huge fantasy fan & voracious reader my entire life. I was a Tolkien fan WAY before Peter Jackson jumped in. If Joseph Campbell had had disciples, I would have been one. Fantasy is mytholgy and mythology is people. Mythology is truth. The basis of all classic fantasy for me is good triumphing over evil and an ordinary someone accomplishing something extraordinary.
Doom and gloom are all around us. The war, the economy, political dissention, religious dissention. Seems you can’t turn around without someone telling you how horrifically tragic everything is. Some people are saying book sales are down – people won’t buy books when they can’t afford essentials. But they’re wrong. Readers will read regardless. Readers will read MORE to escape their own reality.
Why not with a fantasy book where an honest man can bring down a tyrant, an evil dragon can be turned to good…
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