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Where Loyalties Lie by Rob J. Hayes (Reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

Official Author WebsiteOrder Where Loyalties Lie over HERE (USA) and HERE (UK)Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Heresy WithinRead Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Colour Of VengeanceRead Fantasy Book Critic's review of TheShow More Summary

Win a copy of Daryl Gregory's SPOONBENDERS

Thanks to the generosity of the folks at Knopf, I have five copies of Daryl Gregory's Spoonbenders for you to win. For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.Here's the blurb:Teddy Telemachus is a charming con man with a gift for sleight of hand and some shady underground associates. Show More Summary

Star Wars at 40: A New Hope

8 hours agoGenres / Fantasy : The Wertzone

Working out a reliable account of where George Lucas got his ideas for Star Wars from is a task fraught with peril. Just as Lucas has ill-advisedly revisited his earlier movies to sprinkle them with more CGI and unnecessary musical numbers,...Show More Summary

The Witchwood Crown

If you have read my review of The Heart of What Was Lost, you probably recall just how great it was for me to finally return to the world of Osten Ard. I read To Green Angel Tower when it originally came out, so I've been waiting for a very long to discover what happens next. Show More Summary

‘Here We Go Again’ With Julie Walters

In 2008, Julie Walters starred as Rosie in the hit musical Mamma Mia!, a tale of long-time friends reuniting for a weekend wedding in the Mediterranean–with a few surprises. Rosie joined Tanya (Christina Baranski) and mother-of-the-bride Donna (Meryl Streep) at her Greek hotel where they reminisce about the “old days” and talk about daughter Sophie’ more!

Happy Birthday to Jim Broadbent

Today we celebrate the 68th birthday of the talented British actor James “Jim” Broadbent, best known to the Potter fandom as Potions Professor Horace Slughorn. Whether this head of Slytherin was loathed, adored or something in between, the actor brought JK Rowling’s character to life in all of his humanness, (when he wasn’t a chair) more!

2016's best video game gets a hefty price cut

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, my favourite game of last year, is part of a Steam sale on a 33% discount. The game has also had its free demo (remember those?) expanded to the entire first two levels of the game. Shadow Tactics...Show More Summary

‘Harry Potter’ Moving Portraits Could Become a Reality, Says New Research

Moving photos and portraits much alike those seen in Harry Potter could become a reality as a result of new research. The project aims to develop paper which can be enhanced with hyperlinks, animations and music from the web. Professor David Frohlich from the University of Surrey was recently awarded £1.17 million in funding from the Digital Economy program more!

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

You can now get your hands on the digital edition of Naomi Novik's Uprooted for only 2.99$ here. There is a price match in Canada.Here's the blurb:“Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. Show More Summary

Excerpt: Perilous Prophecy by Leanna Renee Hieber

Today I have an exclusive excerpt from Perilous Prophecy by Leanna Renee Hieber to share with you! This prequel to Strangely Beautiful, a Prism Award winner for Best Fantasy Novel as The Perilous Prophecy of Guard and Goddess, is being re-released in a new, revised trade paperback/ebook edition on June 20. Show More Summary

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child': A Changing of the Guard at the Palace Theatre

In the words of the famed Roman philosopher, statesman, and dramatist Seneca, “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” So we must bid a fond farewell to the original cast of the ground-breaking and award winning play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Such good-byes are bittersweet, having reveled in the wizardry more!

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

You can now get your hands on the digital edition of Nicholas Eames' Kings of the Wyld for only 2.99$ here. There is a price match in Canada.Here's the blurb:GLORY NEVER GETS OLD.Clay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best,...Show More Summary

Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle to Launch June 23

Universal Studios Hollywood has designed an immersive light show using 3D projection mapping that will envelop Hogwarts castle in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter this summer. Guests at the park will be drawn in by a new arrangement of themes from the Potter films composed by John Williams himself, piped in through a 27.5 surround-sound system. The park’ more!

A History of Eärwa Part 7: The Great Ordeal

Part 1 can be found here. SPOILER WARNING: THIS ENTRY CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST THREE NOVELS OF THE ASPECT-EMPEROR SERIES. Drusas Achamian, former sorcerer of the Mandate and now the only Wizard of the Three Seas. At one time Drusas...Show More Summary

GUEST REVIEW: Godblind by Anna Stephens (Reviewed by Michael Everest)

Official Author WebsitePre-order Godblind HERE (USA) & HERE (UK)Read Michael's interview with Anna StephensOFFICIAL AUTHOR INFORMATION: Anna Stephens works in corporate communications for an international law firm by day and writes by night, normally into the small hours, much to her husbands dismay. Show More Summary

The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North

No-one can remember Hope Arden. A minute after taking their eyes off her, she vanishes from people's memories. Photographs can be taken, text messages read, but the very fact of her existence simply cannot be retained by the human brain. Show More Summary

Adult ‘Harry Potter’ Cast Round-Up: Exciting News for ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Star Trek’ & ‘Downton Abbey’ Fans & More

We’ve had so much news to round-up this week that we’ve had to bring it to you in two parts! The older brigade of Potter actors are busy as always on stage, and screen, seeing collaborations between alumni on new projects, exciting announcements for Doctor Who and Downton Abbey fans! In a quick crew news update, Nick Dudman (make-up more!

Another Movie Sign-On For Dan Radcliffe: ‘Escape From Pretoria’

Daniel Radcliffe has signed onto another thriller, and is set to star in upcoming prison breakout thriller Escape From Pretoria, written and directed by Francis Annan. His role in Jungle has been long awaited, and although two recent...Show More Summary

Feminism, Aliens and Katherine Waterston

Alien: Covenant premiered on May 12th, and it’s already scaring the beejezus out of people; specifically its main star Katherine Waterston. In an interview with, Waterston said she was nauseous just watching the trailer. Show More Summary

YA ‘Harry Potter’ Cast Round-Up: Radcliffe, Pattinson, Wright, Lynch, and Lewis

The young cast of the Harry Potter series grew up over the course of filming, as their fans did. And now, nearly six years after the opening of Deathly Hallows Part II, they’ve all truly come into their own, discovering their personal passions and expanding their craft beyond that of the wizarding variety. Daniel Radcliffe, more!

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