Category: Fantasy

Ep: 12 The Name of the Wind

Greetings! Welcome aboard the Orbital Sword. On this episode, we delve into the world of Fantasy as we review Patrick Rothfuss’ Name of the Wind.  David, Scott, and Jim take you through the text and explore what appeals to them and what does not.  This episode features not one, but two rants from David which are fun …

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Ep 10: Inheritance

Greetings! Join the crew of the Orbital Sword as David, Scott, and Jim take a close look at the fourth book in Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycleseries, which also happens to be entitled Inheritance. Your crew will look at the important aspects of this very long book and discuss the major points of plot, characters, and themes. Thanks for …

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Ep 08: Brisingr

Greetings and welcome aboard the Orbital Sword.  In this episode, David, Scott, and Jim look at Brisingr by Christopher Paolini.  As they have worked through the books to this point, it becomes apparent that Paolini’s writing has matured as well as his characters.  This one is full of battles that hardly ever slow down as …

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Ep 07: Eldest

Breeze through an atmosphere of fantasy as we take a closer look at the second book of Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance cycle, Eldest. While this book moves rather slowly, there is a lot in it that sets the stage for the future conflict with the despotic ruler, Galbatorix. Eragon undergoes a change, Saphira learns, Roran comes into his …

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Ep 03: Eragon

Heroes and villains and dragons, oh my!  Welcome to the Orbital Sword where David, Scott, and Jim will guide you through the world of Eragon by Christopher Paolini.  This is a very popular book among younger readers and has everything that should be included in a great fantasy story.  Thanks for listening!