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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Changes by Jim Butcher drops off this week, with the other top 4 holding strong. Butcher’s departure makes room for a third Charlaine Harris novel in the top 5.
Dead in the Family, Breaking Dawn and Containment hold strong, and Dead Until Dark and Changes swap places this week.
Dead in the Family holds the number one slot, and Charlaine Harris continues to dominate the Amazon Fantasy Top 5 Bestseller list this year, with two novels this week making the list. Breaking Dawn also holding strong, while Containment and Changes bounce back into the list, having both appeared in previous weeks.
We’ve found so many reviews this week you won’t know where to begin. From Warriors to Furies to Empires you can check out reviews of some of fantasy’s hottest authors and recent works here.
Last on our list this week is an interview at The Dragon Page with Charlaine Harris, and I have to say I was disappointed. Not in the interview, the interview is in fact great, but I was really hoping to find a mastermind behind the wild success of Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels. Rather than sounding like the Sookie novels were planned, well organized and well thought out prior to being written, Harris comes off as aloof, making it sound like all the novels in the series were just written on a whim, and that the success really has nothing to do with any semblance of a structured plan. To me, this lends even more credibility to the notion that the whole vampire romance/urban fantasy genre is a fluke, a fad that will pass as quickly as pogo balls and hot pink Hammer pants. The guys at The Dragon Page seem to hint that they feel the same way, but they dance around it a bit, as is only natural when you’re interviewing one of the genre’s heavyweights. They even go so far as to mention an impending collapse, stating that Harris, Jim Butcher and Laurell K. Hamilton would be the only authors in the genre able to survive such an implosion. I’ve been covering the Amazon top 5 fantasy bestsellers for over a year now, and I won’t say I’d welcome such an implosion, but it would freshen up the list a bit. Just sayin’.
- Review: Warriors edited by George R.R. Martin @ BC Books
- Review: Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher @ Hub Pages
- Review: First Lord’s Fury by Jim Butcher @ Book Geeks
- Review: The Desert Spear by Peter V. Brett @ Walker of Worlds
- Review: Empire in Black and Gold by Adrian Tchaikovsky @ Grasping for the Wind
- Review: Stealing Fire by Jo Graham @ Fantasy Book Critic
- Review: Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris @ The LA Times
- Interview: Charlaine Harris speaks @ The Dragon Page
Dead in the Family holds strong in the number one slot, with Breaking Dawn and Lover Mine also maintaining positions in the top 5. Two new entries to the Amazon top 5 fantasy bestseller list this week: Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton and Containment by Christian Cantrell. Vampires continue to dominate in 2010.