Ep. 43: Fantasy and Tropes

Welcome to the More Than Books Podcast Episode 43! Named after the official Bellevue University Library newsletter, each episode features library staff members discussing a topic related to literature, libraries, technology, pop culture, and more. Now available on iTunes!

 Description: In this episode, Sierra and Emily discuss two of their favorite classic, yet not-as-well-known, fantasy series! These beloved series are the Earthsea Cycle by Ursula K. Le Guin and the Elenium Series by David Eddings. Grab a cup of tea and get cozy as we sit down to talk about fantasy classics (and tropes)!

Music Attribution:
Intro – “Can’t Stop Me” from Feeding the Lions EP by ProleteR
Outro – 1940’s Slow Dance (Sting) by Doug Maxwell

Book Series Discussed (summaries from Goodreads):
The Earthsea Cycle by Ursula K. Le Guin
 

Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, was called Sparrowhawk in his reckless youth.

Hungry for power and knowledge, Sparrowhawk tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death’s threshold to restore the balance.”

 
The Elenium Series by David Eddings
After a long spell of exile, Sparhawk, Pandion Knight and the Queen’s champion returns to native land to find it overrun with evil and intrigue – and his young queen greviously ill. Indeed, Ehlana lies magically entombed within a block of crystal, doomed to die unless a cure can be found within a year.”

The views and opinions discussed within the “More Than Books” Podcast do not necessarily represent those of the Bellevue University Library or Bellevue University as a whole. Discussion of film availability was accurate as of the time this podcast was recorded.

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