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Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb

9 hours agoGenres / Fantasy : The Wertzone

Betrayed, tortured and left for dead, Fitz has survived the depredations of his mad uncle Regal and been taken to safety in the countryside of the Six Duchies. Plagued by nightmares and trauma, Fitz eventually recovers enough to swear himself to two tasks: the murder of Regal and the safe rescue of Verity, the long-missing true king. Show More Summary

GUEST POST: How many gods is too many?: Writing the Long War, Part Five by A J Smith

Gods are interesting. In no real sense do I believe in them, but that is beside the point. In a fantasy setting, they are almost indispensable - to me at any rate. A well-designed god can make its people do anything and call it divine. Show More Summary

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

You can now download M. John Harrison's Viriconium for only 1.99$ here.Here's the blurb:Available to American readers for the first time, this landmark collection gathers four groundbreaking fantasy classics from the acclaimed author of Light. Show More Summary

Blake Charlton contest winner!

This winner will receive a copy of Blake Charlton's Spellbreaker, compliments of the folks at Tor Books. For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.The winner is:- Steve Howard, from Stamford, Connecticut, USAMany thanks to all the participants!

New Historical SONG OF ICE AND FIRE Maps

Over on my other blog, Atlas of Ice and Fire, I've started looking the historical geography of A Song of Ice and Fire. The first map, The Dawn of Days, explores Westeros and Essos back in the days when they were joined by the Arm of Dorne and Westeros was covered by vast forests. Show More Summary

NEW Fantastic Beasts Funko POP! Vinyl Figures!

Funko has just recently released their new line of Fantastic Beasts Pop! vinyl figures! It includes a variety of characters and even a little magical beast. The first is Jacob Kowalski. What he’s wearing, I couldn’t tell you… I guess we’ll find out soon! The next one is Newt Scamander himself! Adorned in his dashing peacoat and...read more!

Building a Universe in the Public Eye: STAR CITIZEN

Kotaku UK have published an excellent article exploring the development of Star Citizen, a vast science fiction video game from the creators of the Wing Commander series. For those unfamiliar with it, Star Citizen is the most expensive crowdfunded project in history. Show More Summary

Sony confirm a DARK TOWER TV series is in the works

Sony Pictures have confirmed that they are moving ahead with a Dark Tower spin-off TV series which will be heavily connected to their forthcoming film. The film, starring Idris Elba as Roland and Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black,...Show More Summary

SPFBO II Semi-Finalists Update (by Mihir Wanchoo)

This post has been delayed for quite a while and for that I apologize to all the authors in my lot. With an infant, my wife and I have been truly strapped for time. It’s not an excuse but just the sole reason why I haven’t had much time to blog and do mini-reviews for all the books in my list. Show More Summary

Review of Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

Magic Binds is the ninth—and penultimate—novel in the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. It’s been one of my favorite ongoing series since reading the phenomenal third and fourth volumes, and I was particularly impressed by how the author(s) balanced plot and action with character development and relationships. Show More Summary

‘Number Four Privet Drive’ for Sale

Time to start saving up your Galleons–the house used as the Dursleys’ home in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is officially on the market. The three-bedroom home–which is located at 12 Picket Post Close in Bracknell, about 30 miles west of London–was actually only used to portray Harry’s childhood home in the first Potter film....read more!

Genre television crushes the Emmy Awards

This week the Emmy Awards aired in the United States. For the first time, science fiction and fantasy shows completely dominated the presentation, taking all of the major drama category awards. Tatiana Maslany won the Best Lead Actress...Show More Summary

New RED DWARF episodes start airing tonight

Red Dwarf returns to UK TV screens tonight for its eleventh season, and the first full season in four years. Red Dwarf is the world's longest-running science fiction sitcom, and the longest-running sitcom on British television. Created...Show More Summary

DISCOVER YOUR PATRONUS ON POTTERMORE!

It is here. It is finally here. For eons and eons, Harry Potter fans have been asking J.K. Rowling for a Patronus Quiz, to officially be able to discover their Patronus. After bringing back the official sorting quiz and “wands choosing the wizards,” Jo finally granted fans their wish. Having quickly taken the quiz as...read more!

Unlock Lockhart: A Chance to Win an Illustrated CoS!

Jim Kay’s illustrated Harry Potter books are a must have for any Potter fan. The release of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Illustrated Edition is less than a month away (October 4th)! Check out our previous post revealing  Chamber’s cover art. To celebrate the release, Bloomsbury and Scholastic want to give you a sneak...read more!

PotterCast 260: “Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide”

PotterCast is back–again! Within the last 6 months or so, so far PotterCast has released  an episode approximately every month, and is working on coming back more frequently–progress, YES! The last episode of PotterCast was a live recording from GeekyCon. This episode picks up where GeekyCon left off, talking more about Harry Potter and the Cursed...read more!

Lumos and the Harry Potter Fandom

Last weekend, J.K. Rowling was interviewed by Lauren Laverne in a Facebook Live event. She answered FAQs about her children’s charity, Lumos. Of course, being the creator of Harry Potter, the topic of her most famous book series came up. As Jo said, the Harry Potter series and it’s fandom is incredibly important to Lumos....read more!

This Gulf of Time and Stars

Mea culpa: I've never read anything by Julie E. Czerneda before picking up This Gulf of Time and Stars. Considering the amount of Daw titles I've bought over the years, I have no excuse. None whatsoever. Especially since the author is Canadian. Show More Summary

Happy Birthday, Hermione Granger!

Today we wish the happiest of birthdays to Hermione Jean Granger, a heroine in her own right who taught us so much about “books and cleverness”, of course, but also friendship, bravery, compassion, leadership, integrity, and so much more. Show More Summary

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

You can now get your hands on the digital edition of Myke Cole's excellent Shadow Ops: Control Point for only 1.99$ here.Here's the blurb:Army Officer. Fugitive. Sorcerer.Across the country and in every nation, people are waking up with magical talents. Show More Summary

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