December Reading Reflections: The Fires of Heaven (WoT #5) pt 2

I finally finished The Fires of Heaven after taking almost a month to do so. Am I slow reader after all? Well, if you count New Spring, the prequel, I’m at 40% of the way done, and that’s heartening. Books are starting to pile up on my “To Be Read” shelf… and I’ve had to … More December Reading Reflections: The Fires of Heaven (WoT #5) pt 2

The Nonsense Factor

When building a new world from scratch, a lot of elements can be determined based off of a pre-existing sense or understanding of the world. I’ve discussed this approach in previous blog posts: start from the known, and work your way out. Know you want a moon deity? Then also know that there’s going to … More The Nonsense Factor

Prayers to Maru

Enisthasia’s wings felt heavy as she flew through the door leading into the temple. The statue of the four-faced Godden towered over their subjects, flying without wings. She recognized Narivall, who knelt before Lyfa, in her eternal summer beauty. He’d been here on more than one occasion, perhaps still asking whether or not he ought … More Prayers to Maru

November Reading Reflections: The Fires of Heaven (WoT #5)

This series is making me feel like an incredibly slow reader, and I have to remind myself that they’re just very long, relatively dense books. I meant to read 20 books this year, and was ahead of schedule before I started rereading Wheel of Time. No doubt, when it’s all said and done, it’ll even … More November Reading Reflections: The Fires of Heaven (WoT #5)