Its true – I’ve fallen in love with ‘The Dwarves’ – not only the band leading the way in The Hobbit, but Tungdil and his companions from the remarkable series by Markus Heitz. I am just reaching the climax of book 1, a rip-roaring page turner that manages to combine humour with pathos. Markus has created a breed of dwarf fiction distinctive for its cultural depth and inventive study of how the little fellows might actually have lived and died. I heartily recommend this read and I have the next three volumes lined up on my bookshelf to keep me happy through this endless British winter!
Also, who doesn’t love Tyrion, Game of Thrones’ diminutive hero. By far and away he is my favourite character of the series, if not of the fantasy genre ever.
June will see the completion of the third instalment of The Wolves of Winter – a bold statement but an event that needs to happen.
Until next time, up the elves!