A bit of Karen Miller news this week, and reviews featuring Brandon Sanderson and R.A. Salvatore’s most recent novels. We also found out who will portray the Stark sisters in HBO’s version of George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones. Last but most certainly not least, Orbit has been putting out some entertaining fantasy industry stats.
- Comment: Karen Miller on The Prodigal Mage @ KarenMiller.LiveJournal.com
- Review: Fall of Thanes @ Dark Wolf’s Fantasy Reviews
- Review: The Prodigal Mage @ Fantasy Book News & Reviews
- Review: The Final Empire @ A Dribble of Ink
- Review: The Dame @ BSC
- News: Actor update for GRRM’s HBO series @ Fantasy Book Review
- Chart: Proof that every fantasy novel must contain a sword @ io9
- Chart: Is Urban Fantasy set to takeover the fantasy genre? @ i09
The one item I think is missing from the fantasy novel cover chart is “Mysterious Hooded Figure”. This seems to be overwhelmingly the most recent popular trend in fantasy novel covers. Maybe I’ll round up a few of the covers and post for proof. For the record, out of my collection the Darksword trilogy seems to take the cake; each book cover containing swords and glowy magic, and in two cases the sword is glowing with glowy magic. Pure genius.