Say It Ain't So!

Something got me thinking today about how formulaic a lot of epic fantasy is, and I remembered an interview with Terry Brooks from about two decades ago in which he said all modern epic fantasy stories (Sword of Shanara most definitely included) are basically retellings of Lord of the Rings.

 

Then it hit me.

 

I've been reading LotR fanfic all this time.

 

. . .