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A Prince of Nothing Wiki posted 29 June 2006 in Author Q & AA Prince of Nothing Wiki by Entropic_existence, Moderator

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Weren't many of the aspects of Scott's world modelled on Tolkien's? The nonmen, sranc, wracu; the history where nonmen began to dwindle away and men arrived from the east....[/quote:jzy8d5z7]

The Non-men and Sranc I can buy as being inspired by Tolkien since Non-men are sort of the "elves" if you will and in Tokien's world Orcs were created as imitations of Elves while Sranc in PON are imitations of Non-men. Of course Dragons predate Tolkien altogether.

Obviously pretty much all fantasy literature draws from and owes something to Tolkien, he created the modern genre. However books such as the PON differ so radically from Tolkien's work that describing them as Tolkienesque in my opinion is not warranted, nor is it correct. It definitly would give the wrong impression to someone who is a casual fantasy reader. After all, this isn't Frodo and Sam and a magic ring <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


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