What’s a Portal?: Gateways and Their Place in Fantasy Fiction

The portal-quest fantasy is one to love and one to be confused by. Surprising to many readers, who believe The Lord of the Rings is what Farrah Mendelsohn calls an immersive fantasy, Tolkien wrote what really functions as a portal-quest. The truth is, Frodo passes through a gateway of sorts: he leaves his idyllic Shire… Continue reading What’s a Portal?: Gateways and Their Place in Fantasy Fiction