Friday, December 27, 2013

Four of the most memorable holiday gifts in fiction

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Melissa Albert highlighted a few of the most memorable holiday gifts in fiction. One entry on the list:
Pile of weapons.

Ho ho ho, children! Here comes Santa Claus, bearing gifts of Barbies and Xboxes heavy-duty weaponry! In The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the Pevensies’ run-in with a noble Father Christmas wins them a veritable cache of evil-fighting tools: sword and shield for Peter; bow, arrows, and hunting horn for Susan; and a dagger and healing cordial for Lucy (no presents for errant Edmund). His arrival is also a sign that Narnia’s long winter is coming to an end.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Narnia Chronicles pop up on Paul Goat Allen's list of the ten most badass women in fantasy literature. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is on Lev Grossman's list of the six greatest fantasy books of all time.

--Marshal Zeringue