Category: Fantasy

The History Behind Harry: The Phoenix

J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books easily rank as among the most influential literary works in recent memory. Part of what makes the series so memorable is the rich fantasy world that Rowling constructs. Both remarkably parallel and completely different from our own, she populates it with a soaring, sprawling castle on a Scottish loch; a

Musical Mayhem: Epic Celtic Music Mix

While trying to write or concentrate, I like listening to instrumental music or soundtracks. Recently I found a very nice compilation of Celtic-inspired tracks on YouTube. User Epic Music World compiled this list. This mix includes music by Tartalo, Antii Martikainen, Danny Rayel, Alex Mason, and The Slanted Room. I enjoyed this one and hope

Publishers to Release Tolkien’s “The Fall of Gondolin”

The Smithsonian recently reported that one of the late and great J.R.R. Tolkien’s stories will be published this year in August. Titled The Fall of Gondolin, the story traces the rise and fall of one of the great Elven cities during the First Age of Tolkien’s Middle-earth. According to the Tolkien Society, this was the “first of the

Musical Mayhem: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Full Soundtrack

Last year, I bought Skyrim for the Nintendo Switch (after trying and failing to get into it on the Xbox 360 and PC). I fell into the hole of fantasy, dragon-slaying, and legend-making, and I fell in love with the soundtrack. For your listening pleasure, here is the full soundtrack from YouTube from Elmostrito007. Note

Musical Mayhem: Lindsey Stirling’s “Lord of the Rings Medley”

As this website gets up and running, I’d like to dedicate at least one occasional segment to my favorite geeky finds on YouTube. I am a HUGE fan of fantasy soundtracks and any derivatives. For instance, this is one of my all time favorite videos from Lindsey Stirling, an amazing violinist, musician, and singer. She’s