“Tough Traveling” is a weekly Thursday feature created by Nathan at Review Barn where participants make a new list each week based on The Tough Guide to Fantasyland by Diana Wynne Jones. This hilarious little book cheerfully pokes fun at the most prevalent tropes in fantasy. All are welcome to take part, and there is a link up over at his site. Join in any time! This week’s trope is NAMED WEAPONS:
Surprise! This is not from the Tough Guide but fits the spirit of it well. So let us say for this topic the weapon either needs to be A. Named, B. Famous, or C. Sentient. Thanks to Mogsy for the idea!
I would like to get into more fantasy reading to be honest. I just need to find some to read.
Some of the weapons I came up with:
Joe Hill wrote a graphic novel series called Locke and Key where keys are used and are magical. The series is a mixture of horror and fantasy. All the keys have different names. Shadow Key, Head Key, Animal Key... and so on.
Next up from the Percy Jackson books: Anaklusmos: The sword of Perseus Jackson, it was given to Hercules by the hesperide, Zoe. Made of the mythological metal Celestial Bronze. Its name in English means Riptide.
Excalibur from TH White The Once and Future King. I have tried to get through this book twice. I just can't it's so boring to me. But Excalibur is a great sword. I love the Disney film The Sword in the Stone.
Last I'll list Icingdeath & Twinkle Scimitar that Drizzt uses in the series by RA Salvatore. I love these books and play Dungeons and Dragons weekly.
Next week is MISSING HEIRS
MISSING HEIRS occur with great frequency. At any given time, half the countries in Fantasyland will have mislaid their crown princess/prince.