In Unpacked, I analyze, dissect, and review various parts of a book that I’m currently reading. The goal is to better understand a piece of literature rather than mindlessly consume it. “The Way of Kings” by Brandon Sanderson is almost ten years old. First published in 2010, it begins “The Stormlight Archive,” an epic fantasy series Sanderson is still working on today. With the size of the book reaching over 1,000 pages, a prelude, prologue, seventy-five chapters, several interludes, and an epilogue, epic is almost a dull way to describe the book. Perhaps majestic? This is my first Sanderson. I have heard many good things about him and only recently…
The Chess Elf by Jason Ingolfsland All Rights Reserved. The fire roared inside the stone fireplace, dimly lighting the beautifully adorned den with two red chairs, a coffee table, and a thick and soft rug in the middle. An old brown piece of parchment paper stretched and coiled like a snake past the coffee table and underneath the red chair while a medium sized elf, dressed in a brown tunic and evergreen pants, read through a massive list of boys and girls begging Saint Nicholas for toys.