Reviews of books by all-star authors Brandon Sanderson, Tad Williams, Terry Pratchett, the amalgamation that is Robin Hobb/Megan Lindholm, Mark Charan Newton, Peter Orullian, and others. Also first pics from The Hobbit film.
Reviews of books by Terry Pratchett, Peter V. Brett, and more this week, and interviews with R. Scott Bakker and Ellen Kushner. Also, my homey Orlando Bloom is back for The Hobbit. That’s good, it will give wifey Miranda Kerr some time to herself.
Reviews of A Game of Thrones, Gauntlgrym and The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack this week, along with interviews of Mercedes Lackey, Cherie Priest and Mark Charan Newton. Check out the best moments from Red Dwarf, the passing of Brian Jacques, and Joe Abercrombie appearing in TIME magazine.
The fantasy blogosphere is abuzz this week with great reviews of The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie, the Swords and Dark Magic anthology, Stoneweilder by Ian C. Esslemont, and more. Authors were busy this week with interviews with Brandon Sanderson, Raymond E. Feist, Gail Z. Martin, R.A. Salvatore and Brent Weeks. The cover for The Crippled God by Steven Erikson was released, Martin Freeman confirms his role as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, and R.A. Salvatore is giving away his first Drizzt novel, Homeland, as a free eBook.
Lots of tv and film news this week, with a few new Game of Thrones HBO series videos appearing, and Stephen King talking about The Dark Tower film and tv series. In addition, a fairly large-scale buzz surrounded Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings, as he concluded his tour for the novel. The Game of Thrones trailers look amazing, and I’m really pleased with the casting. Its going to be awesome. Wrap up this week with a new episode of The Guild. See you next week fantasy blogospherians!
This week we’ve got reviews of the third book in Ken Sholes five book series (Antiphon), Servant of a Dark God by John Brown, and an audiobook review of Aenarion by Gav Thorpe, among others. Brandon Sanderson kicks off his book tour for The Way of Kings, Daniel Abraham and Terry Pratchett offer interviews, Sandman by Neil Gaiman gets a television series, among other tv news, and of course, two new episodes of The Guild dropped since last week, giving us one of the best quotes in recent history: “Ah, but tonight, I am roll-playing myself”. Pure gold.
The first trailer for George R.R. Martin’s HBO Game of Thrones series hit this week, so if you’re itching to check it out, click play below. After you’ve got your fix, I encourage you to check out a few of the reviewed we’ve compiled this week, and a great interview with N.K. Jemisin we located as well. Winter is Coming!
Winter is almost here. George R.R. Martin announced that he’s 1,261 pages into A Dance with Dragons, supporting my prediction the novel would be released in 2010, and in general giving me a good feeling all over. Jim Cameron plans to release an Avatar prequel novel in 2010, which he has not begun writing yet. Ambitious, but what do you expect from one of the most ambitious filmmakers in history. Perhaps the the interview of the decade, with R.A. Salvatore interviewing Margaret Weis on her new novel with Tracy Hickman and writing in a world based on role-playing games in general. We cap this week where I turn back my clock an hour here in Brazil by turning back the clock and remembering countless hours spent with the red box, the first in the old Dungeons & Dragons boxed set.
If our last Fantasy Blogosphere post was the most eclectic yet, then this is the most abundant. Chock full of review goodness, this post features reviews of books by Robin Hobb, David Anthony Durham, Ken Scholes, George R.R. Martin, Guy Gavriel Kay, Daniel Abraham, James Barclay and Terry Pratchett, and a triage of Jim Butcher reviews from NextRead. Pat’s got a fresh interview with Joe Abercrombie, and there’s exciting news all around; its looking like we’re really going to see A Game of Thrones as an HBO series, R.A. Salvatore signs for 6 additional Forgotten Realms books, and the movie rights for Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy have been optioned. What a great time to be a fantasy fan!
Happy New Year! With everyone either on vacation or still in hangover mode, the fantasy book blogosphere is expectantly slower than usual. Still, we’ve got a few reviews including books by Scott Lynch and Steven Erikson, along with a review of the classic first novel in George R.R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series, A Game of Thrones. Cheers!