Hello Wottareaders, have you heard of The Prince of Nothing series? let’s know more about this fantasy story:
What should I know about this saga?
The Prince of Nothing is a fantasy series written by R. Scott Baker. The narrative is set in the fictional continent of Eärwa, and the story is told from the point of view of several characters as are Drusas Achamian, Esmenet or Cnaiür urs Skiötha.
This series tells the story of the Holy War, being told by the different perspective of characters from the Inrithi kingdoms. In The Prince of Nothing, philosophy is quite a relevant aspect that will be noticeable in both the characters and the plot.
The original series has a sequel, The Aspect-Emperor, together they are known as The Second Apocalypse series.
Is Prince of nothing worth reading?
Take note that this is not a The Prince of Nothing review, even so: you should give Prince of Nothing a try if you like consistent worldbuilding, layered characters, and a tight plot. The author mentioned Tolkien and Frank Herbert as his main influences. You might not be surprised that this fantasy author was influenced by Tolkien since J.R.R Tolkien is a reference for all modern authors.
However, as it happens to other series like Malazan Book of the Fallen, a lot of characters are introduced so it can be a bit difficult to handle for the less experienced fantasy readers. This series contains sexual violence also if you are sensitive with such topic this series might not be for you.
Do I need to read The Prince of Nothing before
What order should I read The Prince of Nothing series?
Do I need to read The Prince of Nothing before reading The Aspect Emperor?
Given that The Aspect Emperor is the sequel of the original source, it might not be the best idea to read the sequel first since you might not know about of the events that took place 20 years before. Or even worse, the sequel might spoil you the evens occurring in The Prince of Nothing.
England is a great cultural exporter both musically and literally but, in this post, we are going to focus on this second aspect. Making lists is not easy but only the brave dare to take on the most difficult challenges, so today we bring you 5 essential books of English literature. Here you have the best books by British authors:
Charles Dickens – Great Hopes
If anyone knew how to portray the lower class of society, it was Dickens, probably because in his childhood he lived in a similar situation which led him to fight against injustice and poverty both as a writer and as a citizen. In this work, the orphan and poor Pip receives an offer that would be tempting for anyone, especially being in a disadvantaged situation. However, there are certain things that can never be bought.
George Orwell – 1984
Eric A. Blair, better known as George Orwell, wrote some of the most important books of the last century. Surely you have all heard of Big Brother, for we owe it to him. With the difference that his term refers to the State and does not intend to make a show with your life to later reward you financially, but instead, in his dystopian novel the Big Brother has the intention is to subjugate citizens to his will and think, act and live as he wants. This work is clearly an exponent of the anti-totalitarian current. As a result, this book is included in the list of books that will make your mind explode.
J.R.R. Tolkien – The Lord of the Rings
Does this author need an introduction? Humans, orcs, elves, dwarves, magicians, rings with powers… This work has everything. Tolkien’s magnificent writing together with his great imagination came together to give life to this marvelous novel. Page by page we submerge and let ourselves be captured by the universe of this writer who, once in his spider’s web, will not let us escape until we finish the last paragraph. This is why he has well earned the title of the father of modern fantasy.
Mary Shelley – Frankenstein
There have always been those who have played at being God but not all of them have had the transcendence of Victor Frankenstein. Shelley’s character was nothing more than a young student in love with his fiancée Elisabeth and science. This second love would be the one that would make him mad. After finding the formula to give life back to a corpse, he gest scared of the result of his work and the monster, who just wanted to be loved and live in peace with others, gets rejected and mistreated by his appearance, thus beginning to hate and eventually search for revenge on his creator.
William Shakespeare – Hamlet
It’s impossible to think of classic writers and not think of this author. His great works are countless as are the conspiracies about whether he really wrote them, but until proven otherwise, Shakespeare will remain the king of the classics. It is very difficult to highlight one of his works above all the others but, in the end, no one said it was easy to make a list. So we kept Hamlet. The story of the prince of Denmark whose aim is to avenge the death of his father and for that he plans to murder his uncle since he is the main suspect of having ended the life of Hamlet’s father to rise with the Danish crown.
Many works have been left off this list, but there are so many great British authors and so few that fit on Olympus that it is precisely the reason it makes them so special. In short, it is better that there are plenty of great authors to sit at the table than that there are not enough chairs to fill, right?
Hello, Harry Potter fans! this wizarding series has a lot of iconic items that bring us back to Hogwarts. For all those who love this fantastic world created by J.K Rowling, these are some must-have items in your collection:
The Snitch is the smallest ball used in Quidditch, flying around the field until one of the Seekers catches it and gets the one-hundred and fifty points while ending the match. This beautiful recreation of the Golden snitch floats and rotates in mid-air thanks to the use of electro magnets.
This piece of jewelry belonged to no other than one of the four founders of Hogwarts: Salazar Slytherin. This locket eventually was in possession of Lord Voldemort, using it as one of his Horcruxes. You might not be able to hide a fragment of your soul here, but even so, this is a beautiful piece of memorabilia. If you are a Slytherin, what better object to honor your House?
Are you in need of some luck? here you have a replica of Bottled good fortune. Felix Felicis, or Liquid Luck, will make the one who drinks it lucky for a period of time. Remember that this potion is toxic in large quantities and is also banned in Quidditch matches!
This is a replica of the most powerful wand in the series: The Elder Wand. Owned by Dumbledore and passing from one owner to another until Harry Potter became its true master. With this wand in your power, you will only have to get the other two Hallows to become the Master of Death.
The Time Turner was introduced to us in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban when Hermione used this magical device in order to attend extra classes during her third year at Hogwarts. Given how relevant this artifact turns out to be in the outcome of the story, it has become one of the most memorable items in the series. This Time-Turner is a high-quality replica coming in a wooden display case.
This necklace is a beautiful replica of the one carried by Xenophilius Lovegood’s necklace during the wedding of Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour. The necklace depicts the Deathly Hallows representing the Elder Wand, the resurrection stone and the invisibility cloak.
This magical device was designed and used by the Hogwarts Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore. After his death, he left the Deluminator to Ron Weasley. This replica might not be able to remove light sources from its immediate surroundings, even so, it still stands as a great prop with a led light for the effect.
The Marauder’s map shows every corner of Hogwarts castle (except for the Chamber of Secrets) while also identifying every person including animagi. Use your Marauders map wisely, and make Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prong proud of your mischief. Don’t forget about tapping it and recite, “Mischief managed” when you are done with it!
Got’s last season ended, and with its conclusion comes a disturbing answer for most, what to watch after Game of Thrones? Season 8 might have left a bitter taste for some, even so, we want more big productions filled with fantasy and epic tales, we need a replacement and we want it as soon as possible! Which tv fantasy series will become the next Game of Thrones phenomenon? here are the best candidates!
Game of Thrones has been such a success that production companies are seeking new tales that will be as acclaimed as George R.R Martin’s work. Thanks to this, a lot of tv series adaptations are on the way. The fantasy Audience is just getting started, we only need to fill the void. In order to find Got’s best substitute, we have to take into account some of the features that made this epic story so acclaimed: epic battles, magic, dragons among other magical creatures, intrigue, great dialogues and of course, appealing characters. We want a show that despite being unique is also similar to Game of Thrones, impossible?
What will be the next Game of Thrones after it ends? Upcoming Fantasy tv series:
If you don’t know what to watch after Game of Thrones, here are some upcoming tv show alternatives for you:
The Witcher 2019
The Witcher is produced by Netflix and will have Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. This production has a lot of potential to become the next Got because this series by the polish writer Andrzej Sapkowskii is known by its violence, sex scenes, fantastic creatures and marvelous dialogues resembling so to Got’s tone.
If you want to know about the cast, release date, and all the updated info about this epic story you can check this previous article: all you need to know about The Witcher show by Netflix
Lord of the Rings
This tv series adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of The Rings will be set in the Second Age when the Rings of power were forged and Sauron rise to power in order to subjugate the Middle Earth. With the highest budget ever in a television show, this Lotr tv adaptation is probably one of the strongest contenders of the list.
Producers already confirmed this tv show will be set in the Second Age, as a result, most of our beloved characters such as the hobbits, Aragorn, Legolas or even Gandalf will not make their appearance in this tv show. Even so, having Sauron in his quest to conquer the Middle Earth sounds like an interesting enough plot to watch this show, isn’t it?
His Dark Materials follows the figure of Lyra Belacqua as she travels to different universes. yeah, this is a multiverse story, like the new Marvel Cinematic Universe approach, interesting uh? this franchise failed as a movie adaptation, however, BBC will give this amazing story a second chance. His Dark Materials tv adaptation is set to premiere at the end of 2019, let`s wish this show to have better results than the movies!
The Name of the wind/The Kingkiller Chronicle
As it happens with Amazon’s LOTR adaptation, The Kingkiller Chronicle tv series will be a prequel of the original series. Meanwhile, the story of Kvothe becoming a legend will be adapted on the big screen. There is not still a lot of information regarding this adaptation, however, there’s a lot of expectation.
Rumors say the tv series will follow Kvothe’s parents, which may sound pretty odd for most since his parents, being the leaders of the Edema Ruh troupe, does not sound as intriguing as knowing how Kvothe became a hero.
The Wheel of Time tv series is based on the saga with the same name written by Robert Jordan. This is another project produced by Amazon and will be centered on the first book in the series. Given that the original work is composed of 13 books, there is a lot of material to adapt.
The Watch is a tv series set in the world of Discworld, the satirical fantasy saga created by Terry Pratchett. As a result, this series does not follow the events of Discworld novels, but instead it will be original material inspired in the world created by the author and having the same satirical tone as the original work.
The Watch will be set in Ankh-Morpork, one of the main and best-known cities for all the fans of the Discworld novels. What? you don’t know about Discworld? then here’s an introduction to Discworld novels.
Queen of shadows
Queen of Shadows is a television series based on the Throne of Glass book series written by Sarah J. Maas’. This show is named after the fourth book of the series, and it is currently being developed by Hulu. This show will tell us the story of Caelaena Sardothien, a female assassin with a dark past who will seek her freedom.
Game of Thrones spin-off series-The Long Night
If you miss Game of Thrones, then this upcoming tv show is for you. It is difficult that Game of Thrones spin off series will become as popular as the original tv series. However, no doubt HBO will give it a try. Multiple Got spin offs will be released in 2020. The story will take place in Westeros, however, it will be set thousands of years before the events occurred in Game of Thrones, another prequel show. By the way, his spin-off series is unofficially called The Long Night.
How many of these upcoming epic tv shows will you watch? share with us!