Tag: fantasy

Dear God, Fr Jude penanced me to write a letter to you. The theme is: your dreams for me. At that moment in the confessional, I caught a glimpse of vast forgotten longings, and I choked up a little. Writing about your dreams for me presupposes I know what those dreams are. But I don’t; […]

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien My rating: 5 of 5 stars The first time I read LOTR was in Primary school. Back then, my key takeaway was the pride of finishing a piece of proper literature. I don’t think I even knew how legit it was, until a 16-year-old family friend (as […]

On the Romance of Unbelonging, the Sabbath of Work-Life, and the Slowness of Love In another life, I would be a dancer. I would come alive – physically, spiritually, passionately. Then I would retreat to a solitary haven for my soul to find its sabbath. I would ponder about life and about God. I would […]

Spirit’s End by Rachel Aaron My rating: 4 of 5 stars I encountered this series first as an audiobook; listening to it while marathon training force fed me hours of Eli’s patter at a go. Otherwise, I might have summarily rejected the mediocre characters and the less-than-epic world earlier on. Nevertheless, the magic system is […]

I told my sister I was angry with God. But when I sat down in ado to talk to God properly for the first time since the accident, I realise I wasn’t really angry. I was disappointed. I was resigned. Because I know that my questions will remain unanswered, the ‘signs’ I receive will remain […]

His Dark Materials Trilogy: The Golden Compass / The Subtle Knife / The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman My rating: 4 of 5 stars **spoilers alert** This. Is. Epic. Fantasy. On one hand, the story is thick with heretic allusions; but on the other, it is theologically rather accurate in many aspects, like the tripartite […]

Inspired by the Kingkiller Chronicles’ shaed. The Autarch wraps his Solitude around himself. His Solitude is a thing of today’s world – weaved from street-lit midnights and unheard dreams. Most of his brethren don’t notice it in the lighter times, when it flutters around him like a disobedient shadow. But in the darker moments, it becomes […]