Wyrd and Wonder – The Month of May in Pictures
Today is the very last day of this year’s Wyrd and Wonder, and it’s safe to say that we have had an absolute blast taking part! Although we feature plenty of genres on The Fantasy Hive, we do of course have a soft spot for fantasy, so spending a month celebrating has been so much fun.
Particular thanks to our Social Media Empress, Nils, for corralling us into taking part in the daily photo challenge! She managed to turn Julia into quite the bookstagrammer. We’re pretty proud of our pics, and were over the moon when some of you tagged us in your entries too. So, here’s a round-up of our month in pictures.
1. Your Wyrd and Wonderful TBR
2. Start Here
Here’s some books our team would recommend to any reader new to the fantasy genre
Adeel_Reads on Twitter recommended Robin Hobb as a great gateway into fantasy!
3. The Best Things Come in Threes
This was a popular prompt!
4. Rebellions are Built on Hope
Happy Star Wars Day!
5. Confounding Expectations
We had a long think about this one…
8. Can’t Wait to Read
10. Spine Poetry OR Mother’s Day
We absolutely loved Fiona’s spine poem:
There will come a darknessBinding the silver windUnder the pendulum sun.One of us, unsheltered.Adrift beneath the rising.This is how you lose the time war.
And Mike decided to go with the Mother’s Day prompt:
I opted for Mother’s Day because Queen Talyien is no Mother of Dragons – she’s so much more. One of the most memorable characters in fantasy and one of the best books of 2020!
11. Take the World by Storm
We chose characters who change the world
12. Myths and Legends
13. A Friend in Need
Who are your favourite fictional friends?
14. Out of this World
Portal fantasies and secondary worlds…
This prompt led Mike to think of a series where the world plays a bigger part than usual:
15. Currently Reading
Our team have chosen to share villains and witches!
18. Celebrate a Storyteller
19. I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie
20. With Great Power…
Which characters with powers are your favourites?
21. Beyond the Binary
We’re highlighting diverse reads
22. Tall Ships
And Jake is Reading recommends:
23. Comfort Reading
Over on Twitter, Eamon Cleary shared with us their comfort reads:
24. Consummate Professional
Characters who are good at their job!
25. Fantasy #MapMonday
This was another popular prompt!
Jake is Reading edited this Wheel of Time map:
And over on Instagram, J A Andrews shared with us a map they’d made for their book (they didn’t tell us which book though!):
26. Mic Drop
we’re showcasing fantasy standalone’s…
27. Not all Heroes wear Capes
Our favourite unlikely heroes
Jake is Reading went with a firm favourite:
28. As You Wish
We’re sharing our fave romances & fantasy movies
29. Book Rainbow
We loved Jake is Reading’s rainbow!
30. Fond Farewells
Jake is Reading went with:
31. Fave W&W Read
Again, a huge thank you to Nils for posting all our images on our social media sites, and for all those who tagged us in your posts – it was wonderful to see you joining in!