Lev Grossman’s The Magician King hit stores this week, and created an appropriate amount of buzz in the blogosphere. While Grossman owned the week, there’s a lot going on overall, from interviews with George R.R. Martin, Peter S. Beagle and Patrick Rothfuss to a great article on the NY Times discussing fantasy’s place in the modern world. Fantasy is mainstream, people. Rejoice.
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.
Reviews this week of The Way of Kings, Gauntlgrym, City of Ruin and more. Interviews with Robin McKinley, Brandon Sanderson and Mercedes Lackey, and another HBO Artisans video was released spotlighting the Game of Thrones series.
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.