The top 5 fantasy books on Amazon.com stay the same this week, the only change being Faefever and Dead and Gone swapping places. Karen Marie Moning is showing strong signs after only three weeks in the top 5, with two weeks of two books in the top 5 in the bag.
Monthly Archives: July 2010
This week we’ve got a review of one of my favorite fantasy reads so far this year: Lamentation by Ken Scholes. Also check out the interview with Jim Butcher over at SciFiNow. A classic Frazetta sold for 1.5 million over the past week, and Tor made the cover art of Brandon Sanderson’s A Way of Kings available as desktop wallpapers, so grab ’em while they’re hot!
- Review: Lamentation by Ken Scholes @ Revelator News
- Review: Thirteen Years Later by Jasper Kent @ Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist
- Review: The Ships of Merior by Janny Wurts @ Genre Reader
- Review: The Dark King by Graham McNeill & The Lightning Tower by Dan Abnett @ Fantasy & SciFi-Lovin’ News & Reviews
- Review: Unbroken Chain by Jaleigh Johnson @ Grasping for the Wind
- Interview: Jim Butcher @ SciFiNow
- Interview: Allis0n Brennan @ Fantasy Book Review
- Television: Is Game of Thrones the Most Anticipated TV Show Ever? @ The Guardian
- Film: The Wind in the Willows Trailer Site
- Author News: Kay Breathes Life into Historial Fantasy @ The Leader-Post
- Art: The Way of Kings wallpapers by Michael Whelan @ Tor.com
- Art: Frazetta’s Conan the Destroyer sells for 1.5 million @ Collector’s Society
Naomi Novik drops off the top 5 this week, replaced by a second entry from Karen Marie Moning in the top 5. This marks Moning’s first time ever with two books in the top 5 fantasy bestseller list.
Batten down the hatches because we’ve got a boatload of fantasy blogosphere news this week. Kick off the weekend with a slew of great reviews, spanning great fantasy novels like Imager’s Intrigue by L.E. Modesitt, Jr., a review of Joe Abercrombie’s entire trilogy, The First Law, to a review of a compilation edited by Neil Gaiman. Interviews aplenty this week as well, with some great names like David Drake, Naomi Novik, and others. Wrapping it all up is an update from George R.R. Martin on the casting, production team and film locations for the HBO series Game of Thrones.
- Review: Imager’s Intrigue by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. @ Fantasy Book Critic
- Review: The First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie @ BSC
- Review: Blood of the Mantis by Adrian Tchaikovsky@ Genre Reader
- Review: Shadow’s Son by Jon Sprunk @ Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist
- Review: The Lost by Dan Abnett @ SF Signal
- Review: Lord of the Changing Winds by Rachel Neumeier @ Grasping for the Wind
- Review: Stories edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio @ Grasping for the Wind
- Interview: David Drake @ The Dragon Page
- Interview: Paul Kearney @ Fantasy Book Review
- Interview: Naomi Novik @ Suvudu
- Interview: Karen Miller @ Geek Syndicate
- Television: George R.R. Martin’s HBO update on Game of Thrones @ GRRM’s Not a Blog
Breaking Dawn and Dead in the Family hold strong in the number one and two spots, respectively, this week, while Bloodfever and Tongues of Serpents each make their first appearance. Dead and Gone sneaks back into the top 5, giving Charlaine Harris an additional novel in the top 5.
We’ve got a fantastic blend this week, kicking off with both a review and interview with Tracy Hickman, and following up with a great review of Leviathan Wept and Other Stories by Daniel Abraham over at Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist. Adding to the variety this week is an analysis of reading on eBook readers at SFSignal, and a few Hobbit steins for all you Lord of the Rings fans out there.
Get in some good reading this week and stay out of the heat!
- Review: Song of the Dragon by Tracy Hickman @ Grasping for the Wind
- Review: Leviathan Wept and Other Stories by Daniel Abraham @ Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist
- Review: The King’s Bastard by Rowena Cory Daniells @ Fantasy & Scifi Lovin’ News & Reviews
- Review: Thief Eyes by Jannie Lee Simner @ Fantasy Book Critic
- Interview: Tracy Hickman @ The Dragon Page
- Interview: Scott Westerfield @ Suvudu
- Book Tech: Is Reading on a Kindle/iPad Really Slower? @ SFSignal
- Art: D&D Player’s Guide illustrations @ Pigs with Crayons
- Goods: The Hobbit Stein Collection @ Taverncraft
Breaking Dawn holds strong in the number one spot this week, with Dead in the Family, His Majesty’s Dragon and Dead Until Dark playing musical chairs. Cloud Atlas makes the top 5 chart for the first time.
A great bunch of reviews this week, from Grave Peril by Jim Butcher to Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton. We’re also seeing more authors get into the habit of not only running their own blog, but creating guest posts on other blogs, as Mark Charan Newton has done with Amazon.com’s Omnivoracious blog.
- Review: Grave Peril by Jim Butcher @ Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist
- Review: The Daykeeper’s Grimoire by Christy Raedeke @ Fantasy Book Critic
- Review: The Thief Taker’s Apprentice by Stephen Deas @ Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review
- Review: Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton @ The Mad Hatter’s Book Review
- Review: Speak to the Devil by Dave Duncan @ Grasping for the Wind
- Review: Top 10 fantasy novels of the year @ Steve’s Fantasy Book Reviews
- Author Blog: Mark Charan Newton on “The Mystery of Fantasy” @ Omnivoracious
- Author Blog: Mark Charan Newton, “From Bookseller to Book Writer” @ Omnivoracious
- Author Blog: Mark Charan Newton on Writing, Time and Age @ Mark Charan Newton’s bl0g
- Interview: Charlaine Harris @ Vanity Fair
Breaking Dawn and Dead in the Family swap places, while His Majesty’s Dragon makes a return to the top 5. Frost Moon makes its first appearance this week.