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Twelve-Days-of-Fantasy

On the first day of Fantasy, an author gave to me …

A farm boy with a destiny.

Heroes-journey

He’s also probably recently orphaned, in possession of an old weapon, and being chased from his home by a previously unknown threat.

On the second day of Fantasy, an author gave to me …

Two scimitars.

Homeland

The book that got me started reading fantasy.

… and a farm boy with a destiny.

On the third day of Fantasy, an author gave to me …

Three best friends.

Harry Potter Series

Except for the first book, where they don’t like Hermione at first.

Two scimitars.
… and a farm boy with a destiny.

On the fourth day of Fantasy, an author gave to me …

Four elements.

Avatar the Last Airbender

Not the first use of the Four Elements, but possibly the most striking.

Three best friends.
Two scimitars.
… and a farm boy with a destiny.

On the fifth day of Fantasy, an author gave to me …

Fiiiiiiiiiiiiive war-ring kings.

A Song of Ice and Fire

Ask someone the name of the series. If they say “Game of Thrones,” they first heard of it on HBO.

Four elements.
Three best friends.
Two scimitars.
… and a farm boy with a destiny.

On the sixth day of Fantasy, an author gave to me …

Six schemes a’layered.

Lies of Locke Lamora

Probably more than six schemes, but you’ll have to find the rest yourself.

Fiiiiiiiiiiiiive war-ring kings.
Four elements.
Three best friends.
Two scimitars.
… and a farm boy with a destiny.

On the seventh day of Fantasy, an author gave to me …

Seven songs a’singing.

The Name of the Wind

You’re not just getting seven songs, you’ve getting seven good songs.

Six schemes a’layered.
Fiiiiiiiiiiiiive war-ring kings.
Four elements.
Three best friends.
Two scimitars.
… and a farm boy with a destiny.

On the eighth day of Fantasy, an author gave to me …

Eight spells from the Octavo.

The Color of Magic

The first two books are a little different from the rest, but they just keep getting better.

Seven songs a’singing.
Six schemes a’layered.
Fiiiiiiiiiiiiive war-ring kings.
Four elements.
Three best friends.
Two scimitars.
… and a farm boy with a destiny.

On the ninth day of Fantasy, an author gave to me …

Nine members in a Fellowship.

The Fellowship of the Ring

Frodo, Samwise, Gandalf, Legolas, Gimli, Aragorn, Boromir, Mediadoc, Peregrin

Eight spells from the Octavo.
Seven songs a’singing.
Six schemes a’layered.
Fiiiiiiiiiiiiive war-ring kings.
Four elements.
Three best friends.
Two scimitars.
… and a farm boy with a destiny.

On the tenth day of Fantasy, an author gave to me …

Ten-sided dice.

Ten d10

Show me a fantasy author and I’ll show you a veteran tabletop gamer.

Nine members in a Fellowship.
Eight spells from the Octavo.
Seven songs a’singing.
Six schemes a’layered.
Fiiiiiiiiiiiiive war-ring kings.
Four elements.
Three best friends.
Two scimitars.
… and a farm boy with a destiny.

On the eleventh day of Fantasy, an author gave to me …

Eleven burning metals.

Mistborn

The number of allomantic metals varies, depending how far you read.

Ten-sided dice.
Nine members in a Fellowship.
Eight spells from the Octavo.
Seven songs a’singing.
Six schemes a’layered.
Fiiiiiiiiiiiiive war-ring kings.
Four elements.
Three best friends.
Two scimitars.
… and a farm boy with a destiny.

On the twelfth day of Fantasy, an author gave to me …

The twelfth book in his trilogy.

Gathering Storm

What book twelve of a trilogy might look like.

Eleven burning metals.
Ten-sided dice.
Nine members in a Fellowship.
Eight spells from the Octavo.
Seven songs a’singing.
Six schemes a’layered.
Fiiiiiiiiiiiiive war-ring kings.
Four elements.
Three best friends.
Two scimitars.
… and a farm boy with a destiny.

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