Tag: The Illearth War

Note to Self: Not all White Cis Male Authors are Bad.

Note to Self: Not all White Cis Male Authors are Bad.

Posted February 23, 2022 in Bookish Things // 6 Comments

Before we start arguing, I am not here to defend the pantheon of Old White Cis Male Authors. There are so many of them that are problematic and horrid, and my Problematic Authors page speaks to that. This post is brought to you by my own bias and a revelation as I was about an hour into research, determined to find some dirt that doesn’t seem to exist. Friends, meet Stephen R. Donaldson. He’s a science fiction and fantasy writer best known for his Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, published in the 1970s. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. […]

The First 10 Books I Reviewed on My Blog

The First 10 Books I Reviewed on My Blog

Posted April 23, 2019 in Memes // 6 Comments

Did you know that The Literary Phoenix has been online since 2009? I will fully admit that I haven’t been consistent with my blog over the years.  I’ve taken breaks.  And by breaks, I’m talking one post every six months for years.  I was not a good blogger for 85% of the time that I’ve been here.  But there’s been book reviews over the years. Some of the reviews are for books I wouldn’t read again… but there are plenty of books I read back in 2011 that I would still read again!  I can tell you that my reviewing has […]

Book Review: The Illearth War by Stephen R. Donaldson

Book Review: The Illearth War by Stephen R. Donaldson

Posted June 28, 2011 in Reviews // 0 Comments

The Illearth War is just more of the same. Whereas in my previous review I excused Donaldson for being tedious because it was the first book in the series and required a certain amount of introductory information, he has thusfar failed to add any level of excitement. The reader’s feeling of “leaving the story just as soon as something interesting has happened” becomes stronger, and more disappointing.