Each Thursday, inspired by ‘The Tough Guide to Fantasyland’ we have in hand, we shall tour the mystical countryside looking for adventure and fun (and tropes) from all over fantasy.
This week’s topic is MILITARY GENIUS
Let’s face it. Fantasy life is often a life of war. One can only hope to serve under a commander who has some clue what they are doing.
General Tacticus– Discworld – Just look at the name, how could he not be great? He drops dimes of great advice in an old book that Vimes is given by a certain bipedal librarian in Jingo.
“What to Do When One Army Occupies a Well-Fortified Fortress on Superior Ground and the Other Does Not?” Obviously the answer is ‘Endeavor to be on the other side.’
Tacticus was so successful at conquering Anhk-Morpork sent him away just to make him stop (at which point he declared war on Anhk-Morpork).
Janus bet Vhalnich – The Thousand Names by Django Wexler – Ok. So I need to do a series reread here but I know damn well Janus is not only a genius but also damn ambitious. Also, I really need to read book three this month.
Corfe – Monarchies of God by Paul Kearney– Might as well include him, by the end of book five the series was nothing more than his story. Worth reading, but man this one had so much more potential than played out.
Join us next week as we look at PEACE AT LAST
Life in Fantasyland is often hard but even the hardest fought battles can come to an end. The good guys win, the quest is over, evil is gone. Yes, the land can finally know peace when the protagonist reach their goal.
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