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Posted: August 12, 2009 by Steven in Books We Hate Tags: Brian Ruckley, Heroic Fantasy

“The world breeds no heroes now.”

This line from the novel WINTERBIRTH by Brian Ruckley (Amazon) sums up our main observation after reading the novel. WINTERBIRTH is marketed as both Epic Fantasy and Heroic Fantasy. What does that mean? Well, for starters, it means we have heroes in some sort of capacity. It also means we should have blood and battle… and in high quantities. Epic Fantasy usually involves some sort of epic quest, or a huge, all-engrossing plot that the heroes must stop. Heroic Fantasy means we have heroic and tragic last-stands.
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