!!> PDF / Epub ✈ Red Moon and Black Mountain ⚣ Author Joy Chant – Sunkgirls.info

!!> PDF / Epub ✈ Red Moon and Black Mountain  ⚣ Author Joy Chant – Sunkgirls.info First, this book is lovingly written and I really enjoyed the prose It would getthan 3 stars for style and prose quality I thought the plot and the detail of the story were weaker, which is why it doesn t get a higher rating In the story, three children from our world get transported to another world where they have roles to play in a great war of good against evil It has quite a few Lord of the Rings elements, but because the book is pretty short it didn t really develop the evil enou Fir This book was one of the first epic fantasies to come out of Ballentine s adult fantasy line back in the 1970 s, yet it seems that few readers are familiar with either the book or the author today Despite multiple award nominations and enthusiastic reviews, Miss Chant went on to publish only threenovels before she disappeared from the fantasy scene.The premise of is familiar, although back in the 70s not yet a clich Three children are unexpectedly whisked out of modern day England and d This book was one of the first epic fantasies to come out of Ballentine s adult fantasy line back in the 1970 s, yet it seems that few readers are familiar with either the book or the author today Despite multiple award nominations and enthusiastic reviews, Miss Chant went on to publish only threenovels before she disappeared from the fantasy scene.The premise of is familiar, although back in the 70s not yet Science Fiction, FantasyThree Children Are Drawn Into Another World Where A Fierce Conflict For Power Is Waging. Epic high fantasy needn t be epic in length What matters is the story creation or at least the world is at stake, the outcome will be settled between the forces of good and evil, and the tale is told from multiple viewpoints Red Moon and Black Mountai Three children, two boys and their young sister, are transported to a fantasy land, each to play their part in the fight against an evil invader The elder boy is chosen and goes native, becoming a plains warrior and forgetting his old life for a time, but it all turns out to be a grand plan by spiritual powers Reminiscent of Narnia, especially The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in some respects, but with amature and philosophical aspect with regard to the personal journey of the olde Three children, two boys and their young sister, are transported to a fantasy land, each to play their part in the fight against an evil invader The elder boy is chosen and goes native, becoming a plains warrior and forgetting his old life for a time, but it all turns out to be a grand plan by spiritual powers Reminiscent of Narnia, especially The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in some respects, but with amature and philosophical aspect with regard to the personal journey of the oldest boy, who comes to question whether killing is right and has to face the reality of sacrifice There is some violence and a token questioning of the subservient role of women I have to admit it took me a while to get into this story of three kids transported to a magic land, but by the end I was enthralled It s not really a children s book, and the religious roots are quite clear Atheist as I am, that doesn t really bother me it s just another mythological tradition for legend and myth are the lifeblood of this story, Joy Chant s Red Moon and Black Mountain has often been accused of being derivative of Tolkien There are certainly some scenes and situations that are reminiscent of Lord Of The Rings but honestly you can say that about a lot of Fantasy books I did also notice some similarities with C.S Lewis s Narnian Chronicles Most noticeably right from the start when three Englis I wish I could like this bookI think if I d read the book back when it was first published, before the glut of Tolkienesque books hit the market, I would have loved it because Chant pulls all of the right things out of Tolkien the love of language, of a created mythos and world history, of grand battles, and so on and she s worlds beyond the plethora of other Tolkien imitators out there.Yet I can t help but see that she WAS still an imitator And since she s trying to imitate him in I wish I could like I read very few children s books as a child my tastes ran to mythology Reading this as an adult, I noticed a lotabout the everyday lives of the people of Vandarei than I probably would ve as a child I also noticed the philosophical complexity The childhood fantasies Chant records as an adult might always have been philosophically complex, and they surely are now there s no doubt that this is not a simple good vs evil story, if read with attention to the discussions, rather than ju I read very few children s books as a child my tastes ran to mythology Reading this as an adult, I noticed a lotabout the everyday lives of the people of Vandarei than I probably would ve as a child I also noticed the philosophical complexity The childhood fantasies Chant records as an adult might always have been philosophically complex, and they surely are now there s no doubt that this is not a simple good vs evil story, if read with attention to the discussions, rather than just the pageantry.For example, this may be the first book where I read the flat statement that the end does NOT justify the means But it s an equivocal statement The Vandarin don t intend not to kill people they just refuse to meddle with their minds It s also probably the first book I ve encountered where the fear of a warrior is broadened to include not only the fear of dying, This was one of the first fantasy novels I found, after Lord of the Rings was finally published in the US, that was not a cheap knock off of LOTR Chant was as skilled at world building as Tolkien and she too confronted the not so happily ever after that makes her characters psychologically true And I think her Dark Lord may be a superior evocation of evil But, aside from all that, it is a great story with wonderful individuals, glorious landscapes, breathless suspense, and deep emotion And t This was one of the first fantasy novels I found, after Lord of the Rings was finally published in the US, that was not a cheap knock off of LOTR Chant was as skilled at world building as Tolkien and she too confronted the not so happily ever after that makes her characters psychologically true And I think her Dark Lord may be a superior evocation of evil But, aside f

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