A lazy Labor Day weekend, and the fantasy blogosphere is equally as calm. Chalk up a couple of reviews, a pair of reviews with Lev Grossman, and The Guild ladies at DragonCon to the weekend that kicks off college football. Also, I knew (or hoped!) it was coming: old school Choose Your Own Adventure-style books making the transition to the digital world. Boo-yaa.
In case you haven’t been watching our Amazon’s top 5 fantasy books over the past few months, USA Today has summarized nicely: Record sales for George R.R. Martin’s A Dance with Dragons. It shows, as A Dance with Dragons is being reviewed in more mainstream publications, and the author himself is popping up to discuss the novel all over the interwebs. If you squint enough, you may be able to see the reviews of books by Ari Marmell, N.K. Jemisin, Steven Erikson and Brent Weeks amid the Dance maelstrom. Tack on a pair of interviews with Lev Grossman and Tracy Hickman, and I’d say this week will leave you with a belly full of fantasy.
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.
Reviews from a wide variety of fantasy literature this week; everything from Joe Abercrombie to Paolo Bacigalupi and more. Top-notch interviews from Ian McKellen, Joe Abercrombie, Patrick Rothfuss and Lev Grossman, and last but certainly not least, HBO announces the Game of Thrones premier date as April 17. Let the countdown begin!