Posts Tagged With: Terry Brooks

Fantasy Blogosphere: August 29, 2010

A pair of reviews of Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings, accompanied by reviews of books by Brent Weeks, Adrian Tchaikovsky, and Chris Northern to kick off this week’s fantasy blogoshpere. Check out the interviews with Brent Weeks, Tracy Hickman, and Terry Brooks, and round out the week with good news regarding the Game of Thrones HBO series and more Guildy goodness!

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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Bestsellers, August 28, 2010

Amazon’s top 5 fantasy bestsellers, August 28, 2010: The Return of the Awesome? For the first time in recent memory, the top 5 fantasy bestsellers on amazon.com are not dominated by vampire/teen novels! And it only took the king, the Elvis of fantasy, J.R.R. Tolkien to dethrone the fad. Not a bad trio to round out the top three really, with Towers of Midnight holding strong, and Terry Brooks’ latest Shannara novel (Kindle version) rounding out the top 3. I’m so happy I’m not sure what to do with myself now.

  1. The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun by J.R.R. Tolkien & Christopher Tolkien
  2. Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
  3. Bearers of the Black Staff: Legends of Shannara by Terry Brooks
  4. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
  5. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
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Fantasy Blogosphere: August 22, 2010

A couple reviews this week, including The Black Prism by Brent Weeks. Interviews crossing the fantasy blogosphere this week include James Barclay, Terry Brooks, and N.K. Jemison. Check out the exclusive excerpt from The Republic of Thieves over at Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist, and the new UK cover for Joe Abercrombie’s The Heroes. Round out the week with a short interview with Patrick Rothfuss on his love of comics.

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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Bestsellers, August 21, 2010

Towers of Midnight vaults into first place this week. Woot! Other notables in the top 25 include Bearers of the Black Staff by Terry Brooks at number 21, The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson at number 22, and amazingly A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin comes in at 24, after being published in 1996!

  1. Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
  2. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
  3. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
  4. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
  5. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
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Fantasy Blogosphere: August 15, 2010

Great reviews crossed the blogosphere this week, from Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay, to The Scarab Path by Adrian Tchaikovsky and others. Check out the interviews with Brent Weeks, Patrick Rothfuss, Ursula K. Le Guin, and James Cameron. Rounding out this week in fantasy blogosphere news is a review of The Eye of the World #4 comic, cover art for the Knife of Dreams eBook, and a desktop wallpaper for Brent Week’s The Black Prism.

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Fantasy Blogosphere: June 27, 2010

The cover for Gail Z. Martin’s The Sworn was released this week, and we’ve got a great mix of reviews, from Terry Brooks’ latest to a pair of Adrian Tchaikovsky novels, to the Swords and Dark Magic compilation. We’ve also located an interview with George R.R. Martin’s editor who discusses her work on A Clash of Kings. Topping off this week is our first mention of eReaders in the fantasy blogosphere, and it comes in the form of Ray Kurzweil offering a solution to books that get mangled by current eReader software.

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Fantasy Blogosphere: March 7, 2010

Four reviews kick off our fantasy blogosphere roundup this week, with reviews of books by Tad Williams, Joe Abercrombie, Ian C. Esslemont and Seressia Glass.  Following this is the fantastic news that HBO has approved A Game of Thrones, so we’ll be seeing something more than a static image soon. A few covers were released this week, for Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings, and Brent Weeks’ The Black Prism. Check out the interview with Brandon for his comments on his new series. I’m not sure I’m into the new photo realistic cover as exhibited on Weeks’ novel; we’ll have to keep an eye on this and see if it becomes a trend. And last but not least, some sort of explanation as to why Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter made the Amazon top 5 yesterday.

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Fantasy Blogosphere: November 22, 2009

Check out a Thanksgiving-sized helping of fantasy book reviews this week, including a pair on The Magicians by Lev Grossman, Pat’s review of The Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb, and reviews of books by David Anthony Durham, Terry Brooks, and more.

We’ve also got news on The Dark Tower film project, Choose Your Own Adventure books make it to Kindle publication, and I give my take on the worst ending in fantasy books over at Grasping for the Wind.

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Fantasy Blogosphere: September 20, 2009

Wow, the DragonCon hangover must have been a ripe one. The fantasy blogosphere has been fairly calm this past week, with only two reviews and some commentary worth noting:

I’m about to start Mistborn, so I’m saving the above review for after I finished.  Its supposedly fantastic.

Luckily, in this lull, we’ve got three new webisodes of The Guild to pass the time.  Yee-haw!

The Guild: Season 3, Episode 1

The Guild: Season 3, Episode 2

The Guild: Season 3, Episode 3

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Fantasy Blogosphere: August 2, 2009

With the Best Served Cold wave subsiding, we’ve got a variety of news in the fantasy blogosphere this week, stretching all the way to the world of graphic novels.

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