#215. The Way of Shadows, ep.1 (Night Angel #1)

February 18th, 2019

Craig, Ryan, and Stephanie discuss The Way of Shadows, the first of the Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks. This is the first of two episodes on the book, and this one is mostly spent discussing the primary and secondary characters. Is Momma K a role model? Are we meant to like Durzo Blint? Is Elene a satisfying match for Kylar? We'll get to even more in part 2 of our discussion, set for release in a couple weeks. Thanks for listening.

 

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#214. Dune, parts 1 & 2

February 12th, 2019

The time is finally here! Dune is among the titles most requested by our listeners, so it's our pleasure to finally read and discuss it. Todd, Megan, and guest-editor Kenn are joined by author James Jakins to talk about Frank Herbert's classic, including whether the world's best-selling sci-fi novel is ... actually a fantasy novel. As per usual, some of the panelists are brand-new to Dune, while others are old acquaintances with it. Luckily, all of them have opinions.

 

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#213. New Spring (WoT Prequel)

February 5th, 2019

Don't say you weren't warned we'd be back: after all, there are no endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. Nor, it seems, are there any endings to our Wheel of Time podcast series. Kyle, Kenn, Ryan, and Craig are back with a discussion of New Spring, the prequel novel that Robert Jordan published in 2004. We talk about the characters and events, of course, but much of the conversation is about the place of New Spring in the WoT series, reading order, and thoughts about what might have been with other prequels and supplemental novels.

 

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#212. The Truth (Discworld) feat. Brandon Sanderson

January 28th, 2019

Craig and Ryan welcome a new panelist, Brandon Sanderson (maybe you've heard of him?). The three of them discuss The Truth, the 25th book in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. Spoiler alert, technically, because we range all over the story, as usual. But as we mention during the show, this isn't the type of book with which you should be overly concerned about spoilers; it's delightful and hilarious regardless of what you know about it. Enjoy the episode, and don't forget to enter the giveaway!

GIVEAWAY RULES

To be entered for the drawing to win a signed hardback of either Edgedancer or Legion: Lies of the Beholder, simply tweet or post publicly on facebook, including the link to this episode (http://www.thelegendariumpodcast.com/212-the-truth/) and the hashtag #pratchettstruth. And maybe say something nice or clever while you're at it? Winners will be contacted via the method they used to enter within 2 weeks of air date.

To win the signed hardback copy of Oathbringer, simply comment on the post-discussion Reddit thread, at thelegendarium.reddit.com. Our favorite comment, as determined solely and completely subjectively by Ryan and Craig, will win. You have 2 weeks from air date, and the winner will be contacted via DM.

NOTES

If you don't already, be sure to keep up with Brandon at https://brandonsanderson.com/

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#211. Assassin’s Quest (Farseer #3)

January 21st, 2019

We disliked book 1, and we liked book 2 pretty well. So question will finally be decided: How did we feel about the Farseer trilogy as a whole? Ryan, Craig, and Kyle record the second-longest episode we've ever done, teasing out what they think of this Assassin's Quest, the trilogy as a whole, and some of the wider reactions to it. Why has this series proven to be the most polarizing in Legendarium history? Let's dive in and find out.

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#210. Grave Peril (Dresden Files #3)

January 14th, 2019

Our apologies for the audio issues. If it's unlistenable...well, that's not much different from any of our other shows, I guess. In this episode, Megan, Kenn, and Todd tackle Grave Peril, the third installment of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files. And if you know anything about the Three Levels theory, then you know that Todd can pretend just about anything belongs in level 3. In this case, that thing is all the leering and innuendos scattered throughout the book. Go figure.

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#209. Farmer Giles of Ham (Tolkien Short Story)

January 6th, 2019

Craig, Ryan, Kenn, and Todd talk about Tolkien's mock fairy tale, Farmer Giles of Ham. It's a delightful little short story, without too much meat on its bones, so it makes for a perfect read on a slow afternoon. Don't worry about spoilers, since there's not much to spoil with this one, but if you enjoy the episode, go find a copy (PDFs abound online) to read in less than an hour.

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#208. Hogfather

December 24th, 2018

Happy Hogswatch, everyone! For our surprise holiday episode, the Blue Team jumps into Discworld in our first Terry Pratchett novel, Hogfather. It's everything you've come to expect from the Blue Team ... but with more Death. Enjoy!

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#207. Aquaman

December 16th, 2018

Spoilers start at about 12:30. Craig, Kyle, and returning guest Vilja dive into Aquaman. If you're looking for a measured, coherent discussion, well ... this isn't really it. We recorded this about 10 minutes after leaving the theater, so enjoy our completely raw, rambling, unorganized reaction.

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#206. Royal Assassin (Farseer #2)

December 11th, 2018

We're back! This episode covers Royal Assassin, book two in the Farseer trilogy by Robin Hobb. After being savaged for our discontented take on book 1, will we have a better reception this time around? There's only one way to find out.

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