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  •  There are so many Epic series out there - I bet (2+ / 0-)
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    poco, RiveroftheWest

    there are a couple you'd enjoy, but haven't found yet. Though I do get what you're saying, and I'm sure there's nothing to grab your heart like Middle Earth. It has several distinct flavors in it; it is it's own cuisine, in fact. I wonder what else there is that delves into all those Norse roots - they're so rich that I'm certain other authors have plundered there.

    I liked your insights into what worked for you in LotR, and why some "flaws" I mentioned never bothered you. I've found that many readers are more invested in Middle Earth, with both their heart and their mind, because they first traveled there as teenagers, when they were hugely receptive to such a rich field of imagining, and not remotely jaded by too many books and responsibilities.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Mon Apr 07, 2014 at 09:30:09 AM PDT

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