Fantasy novels are all about escaping into another world, or at least a different version of this one. That is one of the things that was mentioned repeatedly in the post from Tuesday, the possibility for escape. Saturday is Halloween, another occasion for escaping into another world, or at least a character from another world, and getting the chance to be someone else for a little while. I would love to be Menolly, from Dragonsinger by Anne McCaffrey. How cool would it to have a real fire lizard?  Or convince my sister to dress up with me and we could be the Crow Girls from Charles de Lint’s books.  It would be so veryvery.

So, my beloved readers, assume you had the whole crew of Industrial Light and Magic at your beck and call. If you could dress up as any character from a fantasy book for Halloween, who would it be and why?fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviews

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And make sure to come back on November 3rd to read our interview with Ann Aguirre on the release date of her new novel, Skin Games.


  • Ruth Arnell

    RUTH ARNELL (on FanLit's staff January 2009 — August 2013) earned a Ph.D. in political science and is a college professor in Idaho. From a young age she has maxed out her library card the way some people do credit cards. Ruth started reading fantasy with A Wrinkle in Time and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe — books that still occupy an honored spot on her bookshelf today. Ruth and her husband have a young son, but their house is actually presided over by a flame-point Siamese who answers, sometimes, to the name of Griffon.