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sword and sorcery

A literary genre that depicts adventures with elements of fantasy, such as magic and dragons. My little brother gets totally absorbed in the imaginary lands of sword and sorcery novels. I'm a realistic fiction kind of gal—sword and sorcery books just don't hold my interest.
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Critique: A full-color graphic novel adventure intended for both teen and adult readers, The Blue Plague is brilliantly brought to life, and evocative of the classic sword-and-sorcery genre.
Themes of destruction, achievement, and the magic facing an engineer who believed in nothing but mechanics makes for an involving sword-and-sorcery read.
This book will appeal to historical romance readers, more than to sword-and-sorcery fantasy readers.
This sword-and-sorcery fantasy contains a few spicy differences from the usual fare.
Yet Minoo is also living a fantastic, sword-and-sorcery adventure in a mystic rendition of ancient Persia, where she and the man she loves battle the evil monsters of Ahriman.
High-quality acting and an intriguing plot make for a highly entertaining sword-and-sorcery saga.
Dwarven steel flies and dragons die in Enge's fast-paced sword-and-sorcery novel, but the fire and venom burn upon a unique landscape.
This is part of a lengthy series of sword-and-sorcery comic books by Belgian writer Van Hamme and the Polish artist Rosinski.
Bloodthirsty sword-and-sorcery action delivers thrills and spills.
Sword-and-sorcery drama, starring Colin Morgan, Bradley James and Angel Coulby.
Based on a video game of the same name, the sword-and-sorcery film, directed by Mike Newell, also features Jake Gyllenhaal as hero Prince Dastan and Ben Kingsley as the bad guy Nizam.
A welcome addition to any personal or community library Science Fiction & Fantasy collection, "The Arterian Redemption" is especially recommended to fans of adventure fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and mythological sagas.
So we have the story of the man, the woman and the fridge as political allegory, police procedural, cowboy yarn, sword-and-sorcery fantasy, grizzly war tale, love story - and another 94 variations as well
When it gets down to it, this is sword-and-sorcery with spaceships.
The most successful Polish pic of the year, hustling 640,000 admissions, "The Hexer" is a semi-jokey, sword-and-sorcery yarn with enough dragons, monsters and swordplay to entertain tykes but not much for anyone over 12.