The last member of Roland’s companions is gathered and now they move on to the quest. The collection of the companions seemed like a sideline but he makes more progress with them then he did by himself. Roland grows by learning the value of teamwork, and the action picks up at the conclusion. Only King could get away with spending so long gathering the members of the quest. Very few people could pull it off.
I’ll still be offering the results of my weekly trend spotting.
However, I’m shifting my weekly blogposts to fantasy plot prompts
instead of curating the best picks.
April Fool’s Day proved to be a folkloric tradition still respected in a high-tech world, a Long-Lost Roman
city was found and there is an upcoming book release with a theme of Asian postnatal cuisine.
I discovered the Nosh Berlin festival this week.
This week features Ozymandias and alternative healing methods.
National Geographic shows people how to fight like Vikings this week, and there was a documentary on England’s ancient oaks.
Most of the online trends were in text but I did find one that had an accompanying video of salmonella and the collapse of the Aztec Empire
I found a Creeps Plays Youtube video on 10 creepy world folklores this week, which should be good for writers of dark fantasy and horror!
My discoveries were artistic this time, ancient rock art and iron age pottery.
I found information on the Mayan’s farming methods, a dancing dragon and a lost continent this week.