We're all fantasy fans here, or at least I assume we are since we're here on a forum devoted to a fantasy series. So, what is fantasy? I'm not talking about the definition, but about what fantasy is to us. Why do we like fantasy? As my opening article, I figured I'd put my opinion out there.
Fantasy is a world in which we can lose ourselves and escape from our day to day lives. It's a world full of adventures that keeps us wanting more and prepares us for our next adventure. A fantasy world is a place for mythical creatures and powerful magic, where the unexpected happens constantly. It's a world that we can see through someone else's eyes, and maybe add to it with our own imaginations if so inclined. Basically, it's whatever we want it to be, whether it's sparkly vampires, tainted Power, the struggle of good against evil, or just an epic quest.
We are always looking for that next adventure, that new fix for our addiction of reading. As I post new articles, I'll occasionally post a list of current or future books on my reading list. This list may include books you've already heard of or are already reading, but don't let it discourage your chances of finding new books. I'm always stumbling across new books. I have over 200 books in my dorm room and about as many back home in storage, so my list will constantly be updated.
My current reading list:
The Way of Kings
The Saga of Recluce
The Wheel of Time (reread)
A Game of Thrones