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Willow ❰PDF / Epub❯ ★ Willow Author Wayland Drew – Una trama solida e avvincente; un intreccio di avventure che scorrono via fulminee; un susseguirsi di maestosi scenari in euilibrio tra il fantastico e le ricostruzioni medioevali ecco WILLOW La vicen Una trama solida e avvincente; un intreccio di avventure che scorrono via fulminee; un susseguirsi di maestosi scenari in euilibrio tra il fantastico e le ricostruzioni medioevali ecco Willow La vicenda tra un popolo di uomini piccoli e uno di uomini alti che si fronteggiano Il campione del primo il buono e il coraggioso Willow sfida lo strapotere di Bavmorda la regina del secondo che vuole uccidere la neonata destinata a scacciare la tirannia e a regnare su un mondo riappacificato.

About the Author: Wayland Drew

Wayland Drew was a writer born in Oshawa Ontario He attended Victoria College at the University of Toronto where he earned a BA in English Language and Literature Shortly after graduation he married Gwendolyn Parrott and together they raised four children From he was a high school teacher in Port Perry Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes He also worked for the Ontari.

10 thoughts on “Willow

  1. Rebecca McNutt Rebecca McNutt says:

    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 uniue 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 allWhile 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 uotes in the dialogue as well and although some description 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

  2. Werner Werner says:

    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 is like 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 novelizationsRegardless 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 perhaps to dwarves; but in the final analysis they're neither a race and culture all their own And the basic structure of a uest 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 conseuences of the moral choices we're called to make and the responsibilities we're called to shoulder whether we see ourselves as well ualified heroic types or notLucas' 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 A prominent and positive 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 much in the book than in the movie The book is also grittier and violent 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 pastIn 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 seuels 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 seuence 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

  3. Anna Gasperini Anna Gasperini says:

    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 given depth 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 ueen 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

  4. David Sarkies David Sarkies says:

    It may be a cut down version of Lord of the Rings but I still loved it10 February 2012 While this is actually a novelisation of the film I am giving it a higher rating than normal because I believe that Willow pretty much sets the standard for what one expects from a fantasy setting and also follows what I consider to be the stamdard line many other fantasy novels have taken in the 80s onwards well actually that accolade actually goes to The Hobbit but it still broke ground as a cinematic release I actually love the movie upon which this novel is based and while I normally do not read novelisations this is the only one that I have read though I have read some of the glossy books relating to other films when I was a kid but half the time it was because I never got to see the film upon which the book was based Willow is also one of those uniue films that I actually saw in the cinema three times at most it would be two though pretty much all movies I will only see once The story is a cut down version of Lord of the Rings minus some of the detailed themes that the Lord of the Rings covers It also lacks many of the mythological allusions that Tolkein uses in his novel In a sense it is a story for children and teenagers and this is clear when at one stage the only travelling companions of Willow are two obnoxious faeries a badger that is actually a transformed mage and a baby Like Lord of the Rings this film begins and ends in a small village inhabited by little people that is cut off from the rest of the world The main protagonist is one of the little people and the story is about how this little person ends up punching well above his weight and in doing so saving the world Other elements of Lord of the Rings include the outside world intruding on this paradise in the form of a human baby that is the centre of a prophecy and how the arrival of this baby brings trouble to what was at one stage a peaceful village There is the idea of friendship as one of Willow's travelling companions is his best friend who while not truly being cut out for adventure sticks by Willow through thick and thin There is also a character similar to Aragon that being Mad Mardigan though he seems to be a lot less honourable than Tolkien's character The other thing about this film is that it uses and the entire plot evolves around the uest narrative This is the idea where a uest is undertaken and through this uest the main protagonist grows as a person in a sense matures and then comes back greater than when he set out on the uest It is the idea that through struggles and turmoils one becomes stronger and when the uest has been completed the protagonist matures This is not the idea of the young boy being thrust out into the world and learning what it is to be an adult but rather the protagonist coming to a point in their life where they desire to move forward but in doing so they must be mentally prepared for this and in Willow's case it involves becoming a magician It is through the uest that they become mentally prepared and at the conclusion they are able to then confidently take the position that they have desired I feel that many of us misunderstand the uest narrative and it is interesting that many of the books that follow this narrative are generally read by a younger audience I have known numerous people who have immersed themselves into fantasy literature but have failed to see that the uest narrative is really an allegory for their own lives In our world we create our own uests though sometimes they are thrust upon us and can be anything from completing highschool finishing university moving forward in your career or even something as simple as travelling overseas for the first time Many of us find ourselves stuck in one place and fail to see how we can move forward and onwards and I believe that we need to look deeper at the uest narrative to see how we can apply that to ourselves

  5. Jason Jason says:

    Four stars but does it deserve them? No probably not My love for this is personal and rooted in nostalgiaThis is a novelization of the original screenplay and not the finished movie but the changes were general and it's basically the same story As always novelizations are subpar to real books since they're just telling the story you see on the screen and not high uality literary works but I love this movie and it was a load of fun to read it If I had no prior acuaintance with the film and were treating it as just a novel then this would be two stars at best There are several dorky moments dialogue that's a bit stilted scenes and decisions that don't make a lot of sense etc But it's fantasy and that's kind of the way it's supposed to be And since I know the movie my mind made up for all of the shortcomings by correcting them Being blessed with an active imagination my brain played out all the scenes in visually stunning full technicolor and I loved every bit of it After all the models are fantastic Take General Kael for instance I mean even if he was a complete tard or something which he isn't this is what a villain should look like in a fantasy tale That face mask And even though he's an evil dick we shouldn't judge him too harshly; he had no choice but to be bad I mean really how well do you think you would've turned out if you'd been named after the foulest cabbage on God's green Earth and then had to suffer the indignity of it being misspelled? Not very good at all I'd wagerAnd speaking of names if I ever have a daughter I'm going to name her Bavmorda Yeah she's a vicious bitch but she still has the coolest name in all fictionThe biggest change in characterization for major characters came with Madmartigan but I understand Val Kilmer was responsible for that Book Madmartigan is pretty awesome but the movie version is FROCKING AWESOME SOME someSo the movie is the way to go if you're new to this story Also it has a kickass theme which has actually been stuck in my head on and off for the past couple of weeks but I didn't mind too muchI could sing this movie's praises all day and the story's as well It truly is what fantasy should be good dorky fun that doesn't take itself too damn seriously Recommended only for fantasy lovers who aren't wantonly cynical

  6. Rachel Rachel says:

    Love itLove itLOVE IT

  7. Christopher Christopher says:

    There's at least 25% book than movie here There's an entire seuence with a monster in the lake where Fin Raziel is that would have been pretty interesting to see though given effects at the time probably impossible to film Maybe Ron Howard should pull a Lucas and release a digital special edition? Where did you get those tomatoes from and what do you plan to do with them?Looking at Wikipedia Home mediaeditThe film was released on DVD as a special edition in November 2001 by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment The release included an audio commentary by Warwick Davis and two making of featurettes In the commentary Davis confirms that there were a number of lost scenes previously rud to have been deleted from it including a battle in the valley Willow battling a boy who transforms into a shark in a lake while retrieving Fin Raziel and an extended sorceress duel at the climax32 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment released the film on Blu ray Disc on March 12 2013 with an all new transfer supervised by George Lucas33

  8. Jessica Jessica says:

    This is the best novelization I've read so far It has the spirit of the movie and adds so much great stuff I especially like that Bavmorda and Sorsha get some backstory

  9. Corrielle Corrielle says:

    The movie Willow came out on the heels of my being introduced to Narnia and The Hobbit for the first time I fell in love immediately There was a prophecy fairies little people and a very beautiful girl who could also hold her own with a sword Also I trace my love for snarky long haired trouble causing swordsmen right back to this story's door Yes Corri but what about the BOOK? I hear you say Well in the summer of 1988 I was seven years old and my parents took me on a road trip from our little town in central California up through the Northwest all the way to Alaska I traveled well as long as I had something to read When we got up to the ferry we were going to be on for a couple of days I was out of reading material So my mom took me to the ferry bookshop and said Pick out whatever you want Instead of heading straight for the kids' section I found myself drawn to a display that had the Willow novelization on it I don't think I even knew that movie novelizations EXISTED at that point so finding out that someone had taken the story I was already madly in love with and put it in book form was a major revelation to me And when I started reading it I found that the author had been given the freedom to expand on character back stories and motivations that had been barely touched on in the film I loved it I must have read this book ten times before we got back to California In fact I think that Dad once stopped at a mall with the expressed purpose of buying me something else to read because he was sick of me reading the funny bits to him every time I got to them I still have my original copy of this The spine is bent and the pages of stills from the movie are falling out but I still love it and treat it like one of the treasured artifacts of my childhood and my imaginative life

  10. Mary Mary says:

    Let me start off by saying that I adored this movie I loved the soundtrack I loved the story I loved the acting Everything was simply amazing Well worth watchingNow On to the bookLike any book that is released after a movie things were added and things were taken out The majority of the dialogue was the same and the storyline was the same I read this book over the course of three hours during school the day before Spring Break since I did essentially nothing in any of my classesThe whole time I was enthralled Wayland Drew wove the story in a way that did the movie such incredible justice I was sad and happy and tense and relaxed at every appropriate moment and I really have no complaints about itIt was odd to me a few things that were slightly altered for the sake of the novel But still it was done so smoothly that it felt effortless If I were to really complain about anything it would have to be the length of the book Yeah it was long ish and maybe this has something to do with how uickly I read it but the adventure was just there and gone I blinked and all of a sudden Bavmorda went from being inexplicably evil to definitely nonexistent I missed the story in the movie the story that was so slightly different that it felt like a long and exhausting fast paced adventure not a road trip in disguiseDespite that one little tidbit of pickiness this book is beautiful Perfect for anyone whether or not you've seen the movie Five stars P

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