Saturday, October 29, 2016

Bringing Fantasy Home: Dragonlover's Guide to Pern

Sometimes a series is so exquisite in its detail that you know there's a world behind it waiting to be explored. IRL- Neil Stephenson has notebooks full of research from old letters and history books to support his fiction, for fantasy worlds it's often the same.

It's fun to have a staycation, that's what travel lit is for, and you can do this with a handful of worlds through their compendiums- comprehensive hardcovers that study the world that is a series' setting, rather than the characters or any plotline. Historical timelines, character biographies, maps and - most of all - recipes, bring to life something that lives only in the mind of the author.

The Dragonlover's Guide to Pern is one of the best. While Lackey may produce quite a bit of music to illustrate Valdemar, McCaffrey created recipes for the food that she mentions so frequently in her books. This incredible twist took fantasyland into the kitchen and made for a fun spin that can be used at parties, holidays and gatherings that beg for a little novelty.

To fall in love with the world that supports more than twenty novels- try the Dragonlover's Guide to Pern.

Can't wait? Buy it Now :)

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