fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviewsThey’ve been questing for weeks. They are sore, hungry and in desperate need of rest. As darkness begins to close about them, they spot some lights emanating from a small building just ahead. They quicken their pace, eager to find somewhere they can get off their feet and fill their bellies. As they get closer they begin to hear the faint sound of pipes cheerfully playing within. The sound of laughter and singing is audible and their spirits soar as they know they’ve found an inn. Before they enter, they look up and notice a small sign swinging from a pair rusted chains. The sign reads in ornately carved letters, “[Insert Fantasy Tavern Name Here]”.

The Dancing Badger? The Smug Unicorn? Maybe it’s not named after an animal at all. Finish this classic scene from one of a thousand fantasy novels we’ve all read, and name the tavern. You can also share your favorite taverns from books you’ve read in the past.


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    JUSTIN BLAZIER (on FanLit's staff since September 2009) is a Cyber-Security Analyst/Network Engineer located in Northern Kentucky. Like many fantasy enthusiasts, Justin cut his teeth on authors like Tolkien, Anthony, and Lewis. Due to lack of space, his small public library would often give him their donated SFF books. When he is not reading books he is likely playing board games or Tabletop RPGs. Justin lives in a quiet neighborhood with his wife, their daughter, and Norman the dog.

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