A Dance with Dragons teeters on the brink of release, and the fantasy blogosphere is flooding with reviews now that the embargo on reviews is lifted. Also this week, we found reviews of books by authors Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, Adrian Tchaikovsky and R. Scott Bakker, as well as an interview with Lev Grossman. Some cool fantasy art appeared this week as well, with the cover for the Game of Thrones dropping, and a really cool new map of Westeros. Photos from The Hobbit movie are starting to cross the blogosphere as well. Enough to get excited about yet?
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.
The spotlight is shared by Pat Rothfuss and George Martin this week, the former garnering publicity following his recent release of The Wise Man’s Fear, and the latter on the forthcoming release of his HBO tv series. In addition to the barrage of coverage on these great authors, there are reviews of books by great authors that crossed this week: Glen Cook, Peter S. Beagle and Daniel Abraham.
Reviews of books by Joe Abercrombie, Daniel Abraham, Mark Hodder and Scott Westerfield this week, and interviews with Joe Abercrombie, Terry Brooks, Peter Orullian and Mark Lawrence. Production begins for The Hobbit movie, Gimli gives his take on portraying a dwarf in a film (advice for The Hobbit actors), and HBO releases a slew of shorts spotlighting individual characters.
A Dance with Dragons gets a release date, and The Wise Man’s Fear gets released. I’m not sure what more I could ask for. Well, how about a review of The Wise Man’s Fear, 3 interviews with Patrick Rothfuss, Rothfuss reading from The Wise Man’s Fear, and the first full-length trailer for the Game of Thrones HBO series. Rockin’.
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.
Slews of reviews and interviews this week, with the New York Comic Con concluding yesterday. Check out the interviews with Joe Abercrombie, Peter V. Brett, Scott Westerfield, R.A. Salvatore and James Enge. A few great book reviews, including Before They are Hanged and Acacia. Also, don’t miss the cover of Mark Charan Newton’s The Book of Transformations, or the news on The Hobbit movie.
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!