Mark your calendars, kiddies. This is the first week any author has owned all 5 top slots since I started tracking the Amazon.com top 5 bestselling fantasy novels on a weekly basis. The first four books in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series make up 4 of the top 5 slots, with the fifth slot being filled by the collection of all 4 novels. For good measure, A Dance with Dragons, the fifth novel in the series, is currently in both 6th and 7th in hardcover and paperback form. Bravo, Senor Martin, Bravo.
Interviews galore this week, with Joe Abercrombie interviewing George R.R. Martin, Peter Orullian interviewing Patrick Rothfuss and Jeff VanderMeer interviewing Mark Hodder. Check out the Game of Thrones infographic, really cool stuff.
Great reviews this week including A Feast for Crows, more Game of Thrones HBO series previews, and a preview of the Game of Thrones: Genesis video game. Interviews with Joe Abercrombie and Guy Gavriel Kay, and don’t forget to check out the history behind popular fairy tales post.
Westeros rules supreme this week as George R.R. Martin takes 4 out of 5 slots in the top 5 fantasy bestseller list on Amazon.com this week, the first time ever since I started tracking in 2009 that a single author has owned 4 books in the top 5. Charlaine Harris came close last year, with 3 out of 5, and ironically she’s the only non-Martin book that made the cut this week.
Great reviews of great books by great authors, from The Heroes to The Long Price Quartet to Summer Knight and more. Interviews with George R.R. Martin, Guy Gavriel Kay, Daniel Abraham and more, and Game of Thrones gets renewed for a second season on HBO.