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Frank P Ryan

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· The Mysterious World of the Human Genome

· The Sword of Feimhin

· The Tower of Bones

· The Snowmelt River

· The Mystery of Metamorphosis

· Virolution

· The Brain Food Diet

· Sweet Summer

· Between Clouds and the Sea

· Tiger Tiger


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· A Bane Returns


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· What is it that you think you are doing?

· The Song of the Fairy King

· A Glimpse of the Apocalypse

· Of Blues and books and Captain Beefheart

· I'm all a-twitter about romance

· A Painting Called “Sweet Summer”

· Ann Rice Review of Metamorphosis

· When Art and Literature Connect

· Stick to your guns

· Prometheus (Frankenstein) Revisited


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· What lies at the core of you

· Major new non-fiction title

· Free Chapters of my Final Book

· Spectacular Film trailer for The Doomsday Genie

· Now out - The Sword of Feimhin

· Lovelock and Gaia Reappraised

· Excellent Review of The Snowmelt River

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Fantasy in the World of Greedy Bankers

11/27/2011 5:15:00 AM

by Frank P Ryan


All might not be as escapist as it first appears...

People tend to assume that fantasy is entirely escapist.  In a sense it is  – the delight of escapism being one of the great attractions to writing and reading fantasy.  But what if it goes beyond that? Once upon a time, the Knights Templar were the sons of nobility who fought and often sacrificed their lives in a neverending war against the evils of this world.  In the fantasy of Terry Brooks we discover the Knights of the Word, who are chosen by the powers to do something very similar.  Only they, when battling against demons and cruelty, can see the feeders that emerge from the shadows to swarm around the dying and rob them of hope and life.  In my fantasy, The Snowmelt River, four teenagers fight to liberate a world that has been reduced to a cruel and enslaved wasteland by a tyrannical and seemingly immortal despot.

Hey - when you think about it - makes you wonder where the line between truth and escapism really lies!
 

 

 

The Fantasy of Frank P Ryan


More News by Frank P Ryan

· What lies at the core of you - 5/12/2015 3:14:00 PM
· Major new non-fiction title - 2/18/2015 8:14:00 AM
· Free Chapters of my Final Book - 12/2/2014 3:50:00 AM
· Spectacular Film trailer for The Doomsday Genie - 9/9/2014 2:36:00 AM
· Now out - The Sword of Feimhin - 8/21/2014 2:11:00 AM
· Lovelock and Gaia Reappraised - 4/5/2014 6:17:00 AM
· Excellent Review of The Snowmelt River - 2/7/2014 4:32:00 AM
· Machievellian cunning in The Snowmelt River - 12/29/2013 4:53:00 AM
· A Surreal Experiment - 12/5/2013 7:14:00 AM
· We Downtrodden Characters Demand Our Say - 12/1/2013 3:49:00 AM
· new twitter address - 8/16/2013 7:48:00 AM
· You really can write your own short story or novel - 8/4/2013 9:35:00 AM
· US edition of The Snowmelt River - 7/31/2013 2:08:00 AM
· Book Three in the Three Powers Series - 6/20/2013 2:20:00 AM
· That Champagne Feeling - 11/14/2012 5:02:00 AM
· helping teachers - 9/3/2012 12:24:00 AM
· Yosemite Park Virus - 9/2/2012 4:51:00 AM
· The Snowmelt River and The Tower of Bones - 3/27/2012 11:44:00 AM
· Strange Liaisons - 11/26/2011 4:18:00 AM
· Self Published Doomsday Genie enters top 100 - 11/20/2011 3:07:00 AM
· Apocalyptic Thriller becomes Topical - 10/1/2011 4:25:00 AM
· New e-book release - Between Clouds and the Sea - 10/1/2011 2:12:00 AM
· omega-3s sources in diet - 8/31/2011 8:10:00 AM
· The Kindle Question - 7/28/2011 2:13:00 AM
· Avatar Interview - 7/27/2011 11:47:00 PM
· Praise for Metamorphosis - 7/22/2011 1:00:00 PM
· New Review! The Mystery of Metamorphosis - 7/7/2011 6:07:00 AM
· Human Endogenous Retroviruses in MS - 5/23/2011 6:01:00 AM
· New Professional Review for Virolution! - 1/27/2011 1:53:00 PM
· Glenda A. Bixler Review of The Snowmelt River - 12/5/2010 7:30:00 AM

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