Thursday, March 09, 2017

Ten top fantasy fiction universes

In 2013, Samantha Shannon published The Bone Season, the internationally bestselling first installment in a seven-book series of fantasy novels. Its first sequel, The Mime Order, was published in 2015, and the third book in the series, The Song Rising, is out this month.

One of Shannon's top ten fantasy fiction universes, as shared at the Guardian:
Lormere, from The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

Lormere is one of the three disparate lands in the Sin Eater’s Daughter trilogy, which concluded this month with The Scarecrow Queen. Unlike its more science-minded neighbour Tallith, Lormere is a kingdom shaped by tradition and religion. Under the rule of the sadistic Queen Helewys, its people worship the god Dæg and the goddess Næht. The narrator, Twylla, is Daunen Embodied, the reincarnation of Dæg and Næht’s child, and is worshipped as a goddess at court. Salisbury has fleshed out her world with innovative takes on alchemy, golems and potions.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue