A to Z Challenge: Quest for a Wish

This year, I am once again taking part in the April adventure that is the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. For those unfamiliar with the concept, it's basically about 26 posts (we don't post Sundays), preferably on a theme, blogging our way through the alphabet from A to Z. My theme this year is all about TV Tropes, celebrating random tropes with some sort of weird, odd, unusual, controversial, or taboo element that appeals to my warped sense of literary adventure.

Continuing the theme, we have Quest for a Wish (check out the page for a complete definition, but your first guess is probably pretty close to the mark). After a quick perusal of the Literature examples provided, I've gotta go with:

"The first volume of Hyperion Cantos has a framing narrative which is all about a group of pilgrims traveling to the home of the Shrike, a mysterious entity that, well, usually it just kills everyone who encounters it, but it has been known to kill all but one member of a party of pilgrims, and grant the survivor one wish. Yes, they're all that desperate."


  1. Sounds more like they have a death wish.

  2. it was supposed to get a movie version a few years ago

  3. Sounds like a really mean spirited Wizard of Oz.
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  4. I read the synopsis and a few of the reviews on Amazon...sounds like a deep and disturbing read. Might add it to my TBR. Your posts for this challenge are rocking it, Bob! Have a great day. Your fellow minion, Eva


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