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READ PDF Ê Willow: Novel ⚣ st edition st printing film tie in paperback vg condition In stock shipped from our UK warehouse To say that my opinion of this book is biased would be a gross understatement I grew up watching this movie at my grandmas house, almost on repeat and my love of it has not diminished over the years The characters are lovable, the plot charmingly predictable, and the magic is of course, epic This was my first read through of the book, and I really enjoyed it For me, this fleshed out the plot better than the movie, especially scenes like the ones where Raziel is transformed into multiple anim To say that my opinion of this book is biased would be a gross understatement I grew up watching this movie at my grandmas house, almost on repeat and my love of it has not diminished over the years The characters are lovable, the plot charmingly predictable, and the magic is of course, epic This was my first read through of the book, and I really enjoyed it For me, this fleshed out the plot better than the movie, especially scenes like the ones where Raziel is transformed into multiple animals, or Madmartigan and Sorsha s little romance But is it just as corny as the movie Hell yes perhaps that s part of the charm, but I love when good triumphs over evil It just makes my heart swell, especially when it s common people that turn the tide To wrap it up, this is a book that i m going to be keeping in my collection for nostalgia, and good fun reading Willow is an interesting fantasy story incorporating myth and magic in a memorable way, but what stands out the most about it is the characters Each character is well developed, unique and different, something that I almost wasn t expecting, as this is rarely the case for film novelizations It was like Disney s The Black Cauldron crossed over with The Last Unicorn in its emphasis on friendship, sacrifice and survival It isn t your everyday fantasy novel at all.While at times it s a bit too fa Willow is an interesting fantasy story incorporating myth and magic in a memorable way, but what stands out the most about it is the characters Each character is well developed, unique and different, something that I almost wasn t expecting, as this is rarely the case for film novelizations It was like Disney s The Black Cauldron crossed over with The Last Unicorn in its emphasis on friendship, sacrifice and survival It isn t your everyday fantasy novel at all.While at times it s a bit too fast paced to keep immersed in the story, Willow is for the most part a well crafted book Following a child whose destiny spells doom, and the people in her life along the way who try to protect her, it s somehow both a simple and deep book at the same time There are some wonderful quotes in the dialogue as well, and although somedescription would have been welcomed throughout the book when it comes to scenery, overall it s a very enjoyable, character driven fantasy that readers of all ages can enjoy Theoretically, this book by Canadian author Wayland Drew is the novelization of the 1988 movie Willow However, it s not based directly on the movie itself, but on Bob Dolman s screenplay which was itself developed from a guiding storyline written by George Lucas Much of this screenplay was omitted and some of it apparently changed, usually to condense and simplify the dialogue and action in filming the actual movie, and one of the stars Val Kilmer ad libbed most of his dialogue So the Theoretically, this book by Canadian author Wayland Drew is the novelization of the 1988 movie Willow However, it s not based directly on the movie itself, but on Bob Dolman s screenplay which was itself developed from a guiding storyline written by George Lucas Much of this screenplay was omitted and some of it apparently changed, usually to condense and simplify the dialogue and action in filming the actual movie, and one of the stars Val Kilmer ad libbed most of his dialogue So the movie actually differs significantly from the book the latter is much richer in world building and character development and has a number of significant events that aren t in the former, and that help to explain some character s attitudes and choices that are only weakly explained in the film This means that the relationship of the two islike that of a movie adapted from a book than that of a typical novelization It also means it s harder to identify Drew s individual modifications and contributions than it would be with most novelizations.Regardless of the prehistory of the book s text, though, the finished novel is a fine work of epic fantasy, with well developed characters, a stirring plot that doesn t have logical holes, and vivid prose In general conception, it owes something to Tolkien s monumental Lord of the Rings series but few works of post Tolkien epic fantasy do not, and it has its own distinct premise, plot, characteristics and flavor any literary influence is simply that, not slavish dependence Like Sauron, Bavmorda is a power freak magic wielder hungry for world domination but where Sauron is an impersonal, off stage evil force, Bavmorda is a fully human character we see up close and personal, in all her ugly glory Drew s short statured Nelwyn race has some general similarities to hobbits, and perhapsto dwarves but in the final analysis, they re neither, a race and culture all their own And the basic structure of a quest narrative in fantasy goes back long before Tolkien, as do other archetypes that appear here But like the LOTR saga, it has a very clear conflict of good and evil, and a recurring theme of the necessity and important consequences of the moral choices we re called to make and the responsibilities we re called to shoulder, whether we see ourselves as well qualified heroic types or not.Lucas influence is evident in a few places, where the Mystery of magic is presented in terms vaguely reminiscent of the Force in his Star Wars saga the kind of thing Francis Schaeffer referred to as contentless mysticism , but this is a minor note that has no real significance for the storyline Aprominent andpositive theme is the strong affection for the natural world that s evident, with the idea that good people care about the latter, while evil results in defilement and destruction of nature This is brought out muchin the book than in the movie The book is also grittier andviolent than the movie in places, but it has no bad language Madmartigan s h words in the film resulted from Kilmer s ad libbing and no real sexual content, beyond the implication of womanizing by Madmartigan with an innkeeper s wife at one point That aspect of his character isn t glorified, and is explained as a reaction to an earlier event in his past In a fantasy genre that s overrun by bloated series, this one also has the advantage of being a stand alone book with a contained storyline and a clear cut resolution Lucas actually intended to make sequels to the film, but never did instead, he wrote a series of follow up books, the Chronicles of the Shadow War But these are set after the events here, and aren t directly related to them, or at least that s my impression I ve never read them That s why Goodreads labeled the book Chronicles of the Shadow War 0, rather than giving it a number as an actual part of the sequence So this would be a great choice for fantasy readers who don t want to commit to a multi volume series But it s a solid, rewarding read for any epic fantasy fan This book is the novelisation of a movie that marked my early childhood and teenage years I developed a weird relationship with the movie, considering that, as a child, half of it gave me the creeps and I didn t understand much of the remaining half, but I still love re watching it One day, when in high school, I discovered the book on a shelf of one of my parent s many, many bookshelves in our house Wait, they wrote the book I said, and my mother replied Why, yes Read it, it s good This book is the novelisation of a movie that marked my early childhood and teenage years I developed a weird relationship with the movie, considering that, as a child, half of it gave me the creeps and I didn t understand much of the remaining half, but I still love re watching it One day, when in high school, I discovered the book on a shelf of one of my parent s many, many bookshelves in our house Wait, they wrote the book I said, and my mother replied Why, yes Read it, it s good From that read it onwards, it was long lasting friendship between me and that book The best thing about this book, in my opinion, is the way the characters have been developed, givendepth with respect to the movie, still remaining faithful every inch to its atmosphere Willow is still one of my favourite characters ever, because he feels like a real person, though namely being a Nelwyn, thus a fantastic creature I also really liked the way the book made room for the character of Bavmorda though being unmistakeably evil and cruel in the movie, the witch queen does not speak much Although Jean Marsh I loved her does not need many words to make her Bavmorda credible, in the book one is allowed to understand the character much , and reflect over her There is room even for the relatioship between her and Sarsha, which one almost takes for granted in the movie The book also adds some episodes that are not represented in the movie, but add greatly to the pleasure of the book a touch of action here, a hint of thrill there, and the book becomes an amazing experience from the first page to the last To conclude, Willow is a pure fantasy book, with good triumphing over evil, fairies and trolls, mighty warriors and mythical beasts, everything one wants to find in a good old fantasy book Yet, its strength, its true power, is in the fact that, notwithstanding all the fantasy , it talks about true people, living true lives and fighting the way true people do