Towers of Midnight holds strong in the number one position for the third week straight, with the only other book from last week being The Exile by Diana Gabaldon. New entries this week include Bayou Moon and Alpha, with The Gathering Storm (Kindle Edition) making a return to the Amazon top 5 fantasy bestseller list this week.
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We’ve got a boatload of reviews this week, covering everything from more recent titles like The Gathering Storm and Dragon Keeper to young classics such as A Storm of Swords, The Hero of Ages and The Lies of Locke Lamora. The Stormcaller by Tom Lloyd also looks promising, having potentially been looked over in a year when other authors like Scott Lynch were making their big debuts. The Dragon Page recently intervieweed Gail Z. Martin, and Ursula K. Le Guin continues to fight for her rights against Google. We cap off a stellar week with news of an inmate in Wisconsin being prohibited from playing D&D in prison. What will inmates want next, a renaissance festival on prison grounds?
- Review: The Price of Spring by Daniel Abraham @ Fantasy Book News & Reviews
- Review: A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin @ The Wertzone
- Review: The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson @ Unbound
- Review: Arms-Commander by L.E. Modesitt Jr. @ Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist
- Review: The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson @ A Fantasy Reader
- Review: The Stormcaller by Tom Lloyd @ Only the Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy
- Review: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch @ Intelli-Gent Reviews
- Review: Nightchild by James Barclay @ Fantasy Book News & Reviews
- Review: City of Torment by Bruce R. Cordell @ Fantasy Book Critic
- Review: Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb @ SuperFastReader
- Interview: George R.R. Martin @ Suvudu
- Interview: Gail Z. Martin @ The Dragon Page
- News: Ursula K. Le Guin vs Google @ CBC News
- News: Inmate loses appeal to play Dungeons & Dragons @ NYDailyNews.com
I don’t think we’ve ever had a more eclectic brew on the Fantasy Blogosphere. We start this week off with a pair of reviews at Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist and Grasping for the Wind, and balance those out nicely with three interviews, including the second we’ve spotlighted in the “Patrick Rothfuss interviews other fantasy authors” series. He’s following up his interview with Joe Abercrombie with a conversation with Brent Weeks. We touch on a new novella by Steven Erikson, give Brandon Sanderson the nod for his work on The Gathering Storm, and round out the week with a lesson on writing from George R.R. Martin, and the icing on the cake: a cage match between Steven Erikson and R. Scott Bakker. Mmm, Tasty.
- Review: Horus Rising by Dan Abnett @ Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist
- Review: Shadow Prowler by Alexy Pehov @ Grasping for the Wind
- Interview: Patrick Rothfuss interviews Brent Weeks @ Patrick Rothfuss’ site
- Interview: Guy Gavriel Kay @ Book Banter
- Interview: Peter S. Beagle @ Alethea Kontis
- News: Steven Erikson novella Crack’d Pot Trail @ Fantasy Book Review
- News: Brandon Sanderson’s work on The Gathering Storm not too shabby @ The Gateway
- Education: Learn to Write Good by George R.R. Martin @ GRRM’s blog
- Cage Match: Steven Erikson vs R. Scott Bakker @ The League of Ordinary Gentlemen
Reviews of Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson’s latest continue to pop up across the blogosphere, and we feature a few additional reviews this holiday weekend, covering the latest by R.A. Salvatore and Scott Westerfield. Ursula K. Le Guin makes some headlines by denouncing Google’s quest to digitize everything in print, and a couple of promising big budget fantasy films are in store for us in 2010. I get excited for anything from Tim Burton, and his adaptation of Alice in Wonderland looks very promising.
- Review: The Ghost King: Transitions, Book III by R.A. Salvatore @ California Literary Review
- Review: The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson @ Realms & Galaxies
- Review: The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson audiobook @ Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review
- Review: Leviathan by Scott Westerfield @ Elitist Book Review
- News: Ursula K. Le Guin accuses Authors Guild of ‘deal with the devil @ Guardian.co.uk
- Film: New big budget Robin Hood movie @ Fanboy.com
- Film: Alice in Wonderland by Tim Burton, with Johnny Depp @ YouTube
Everything holds strong from last week, giving Breaking Dawn six weeks straight in the top five, two of those spent in the number one slot. This marks the book’s return to the top 5, due to the popularity of New Moon, the new Twilight movie being released about six weeks ago.
Breaking Dawn stays strong and moves into the number one slot this week, knocking Wit’ch Fire into the second spot. The Gathering Storm powers its way into 10 weeks straight in the top five. The Time Traveler’s Wife remains strong, and An Echo in the Bone makes a return to the top 5; its first appearance since early October.
We’ve got a great mix of reviews this week, from George R.R. Martin’s work on Suicide Kings, to books by David Anthony Durham, Lev Grossman, and another review of The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. Top it all off with the season finale of The Guild. Tis’ the season for MMORPG sitcom finales.
- Review: Suicide Kings edited by George R.R. Martin @ Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist
- Review: The Other Lands by David Anthony Durham @ Neth Space
- Review: The Magicians by Lev Grossman @ The Book Smugglers
- Review: The Magicians by Lev Grossman @ A Dribble of Ink
- Review: The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson @ BC Books
The Guild, Season 3, Episode 12: Hero! (Season Finale)
Wit’ch Fire by James Clemens debuts at the number one spot, while Breaking Dawn reaches five weeks in the top five surrounding the release of the new Twilight movie, New Moon. The Gathering Storm enjoys its ninth week straight in the top five, while The Time Traveler’s Wife and Dead and Gone round out the top five.
We start this week with a review of Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erickson, which I just picked up to read myself recently. The reviews for The Gathering Storm continue to pile in, and a review from Jim Butcher’s fantasy series makes our cut this week. Throw in an interview with Joe Abercrombie and that’s a healthy full course of holiday fantasy. With arguably the funniest episode of The Guild yet this season, you can keep yourself busy while helping yourself to some turkey day leftovers.
- Review: Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson @ Keeping the Door
- Review: The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson @ Elitist Book Reviews
- Review: The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson @ Intelli-Gent Reviews
- Review: Cursor’s Fury by Jim Butcher @ Fantasy Book News & Reviews
- Interview: Joe Abercrombie @ BSC Review
The Guild, Season 3: Episode 11
Stephanie Meyer returns to the top spot; fallout from the release of New Moon last weekend. Breaking Dawn pushes A Kiss of Shadows and The Gathering Storm down a slot each. The Best of Robert E. Howard holds strong in the top five, and The Time Traveler’s Wife makes a return to the top five.
- Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
- A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton
- The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
- The Best of Robert E. Howard Volume 1: The Shadow Kingdom by Robert E. Howard
- The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger