Monthly Archives: February 2011

Fantasy Blogosphere: January 28, 2011

A fairly calm week in the fantasy blogosphere, but anticipation for the Game of Thrones HBO series continues to ramp up as we get closer to the premier in April. This week, HBO released the longest video yet containing clips from the series, overlayed with some of the ‘artisans’ videos they’ve released, and tied together with commentary by the man himself.

Game of Thrones HBO Series Compilation Video

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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books, February 27, 2011

Pale Demon debuts in first place, with The Wise Man’s Fear by Pat Rothfuss moving up a notch this week.

  1. Pale Demon (Kindle) by Kim Harrison
  2. Moon Dance (Kindle) by J.R. Rainfantasy books
  3. The Wise Man’s Fear (Hardcover) by Patrick Rothfuss
  4. Shadowfever (Kindle)fantasy books by Karen Marie Moning
  5. A Discovery of Witches (Hardcover) by Deborah Harkness
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Fantasy Blogosphere: January 21, 2011

George R.R. Martin news galore this week; everything from new photos from the HBO Game of Thrones series, and first shots of the Game of Thrones: Genesis video game, to a pronunciation guide for ASOIAF characters and word that the big man himself tied the knot this past week. More tv news with Felicia Day starring in a Dragon Age web series, and a few interviews with great authors like Robin Hobb, James Barclay and more.

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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books, February 20, 2011

The Wise Man’s Fear makes its first appearance in Amazon’s top 5 fantasy bestseller list this week, feeling a bit lonely as the only epic fantasy to make the cut this week.

  1. Moon Dance (Kindle) by J.R. Rainfantasy books
  2. Shadowfever (Kindle)fantasy books by Karen Marie Moning
  3. A Discovery of Witches (Hardcover) by Deborah Harkness
  4. The Wise Man’s Fear (Hardcover) by Patrick Rothfuss
  5. Vampire Moon (Kindle) by J.R. Rain
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Fantasy Blogosphere: January 14, 2011

Reviews of A Game of Thrones, Gauntlgrym and The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack this week, along with interviews of Mercedes Lackey, Cherie Priest and Mark Charan Newton. Check out the best moments from Red Dwarf, the passing of Brian Jacques, and Joe Abercrombie appearing in TIME magazine.

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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books, February 13, 2011

Jordan/Sanderson and Charlaine Harris drop off the top 5 this week to make room for A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness and a second novel by J.R. Rain: Vampire Moon.

  1. Moon Dance (Kindle) by J.R. Rainfantasy books
  2. A Discovery of Witches (Hardcover) by Deborah Harkness
  3. Shadowfever (Kindle)fantasy books by Karen Marie Moning
  4. Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble, a Paranormal Romance (Kindle) by H.P. Malloryfantasy books
  5. Vampire Moon (Kindle) by J.R. Rain
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Fantasy Blogosphere: January 7, 2011

The fantasy blogosphere onslaught continues this week, with reviews of books new and old alike, from The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin to A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin. Interviews with Brandon Sanderson and Ursula K. Le Guin crossed this week, and we see releases from top authors Tad Williams, Joe Abercrombie and more. More buildup for the Game of Thrones HBO series with a spotlight at the L.A. Times and a new “artisans” video hitting the web. Even further GRRM news with Bantam purchasing the comic book rights for A Song of Ice and Fire, and cap the week off with a trailer for the new Lord of the Rings video game!

Game of Thrones HBO Series The Artisans: Sword Training

Lord of the Rings: War in the North Trailer

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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books, February 6, 2011

A Game of Thrones drops off the top five, but Towers of Midnight in Kindle form and Charlaine Harris’ newest Sookie Stackhouse make first appearances this week.

  1. Shadowfever (Kindle)fantasy books by Karen Marie Moning
  2. Moon Dance (Kindle) by J.R. Rainfantasy books
  3. Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble, a Paranormal Romance (Kindle) by H.P. Malloryfantasy books
  4. Towers of Midnight (Kindle) by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sandersonfantasy books
  5. Dead Reckoning (Hardcover) by Charlaine Harrisfantasy books
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