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Robin Hobb contest winner!

This lucky winner will receive my extra copy of Robin Hobb's excellent Assassin's Fate! For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.The winner is:- Nelcy Basson, from Strasbourg, FranceMany thanks to all the participants!

LeakyCon Announces POTTERWATCH!

Could there be anything more spellbinding for Potter fans than watching their favorite films together? Relive the magic of all eight Harry Potter films this summer with loads of your fellow Gryffindors, Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws and Slytherins during POTTERWATCH. Show More Summary

This week's New York Times Bestsellers (May 22nd)

In hardcover:Robin Hobb's Assassin's Fate debuts at number 15. For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.In paperback:Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid’s Tale maintains its position at number 1 (trade paperback). For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.

Guests at Charity Dinner Could Win a Role in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel

A charity dinner hosted by The Hunter Foundation is auctioning off two walk on roles in the next Fantastic Beasts film to raise money for children’s charities. According to The Guardian, Barack Obama will be attending the event and delivering a speech to over 1,000 business leaders as well as the winner of a secondary school more!

Escape Rooms Styled After the Magic of ‘Harry Potter’ Becoming the Latest Trend

With the latest announcement of yet another upcoming loosely Harry Potter themed escape room we’re starting to notice a new trend developing, and let’s just say we’re not complaining. Although these rooms are not directly tied to Warner Bros. or J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, they are definitely a fun experience for fans to pretend they’re more!

‘Harry Potter’ & ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Actor Round-Up: Cannes Festival, The Flash & More

This week we’ve seen Julie Walters join the original cast in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!, moving paper images as seen in Harry Potter become a real possibility with the help of new research funding, a change in cast at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and news of a new nighttime show at Universal Studios Hollywood! more!

Release date and extract for Philip Pullman's THE BOOK OF DUST

The first book in Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust, a trilogy serving as both prequel and sequel to His Dark Materials, will be called La Belle Sauvage and will be released on 19 October 2017. Illustration by Chris Wormell. The Guardian has an extract from the novel here.

NEWS: The Revanche Cycle Omnibus Sale & A Dragon Of A Different Color cover reveal

Official Author WebsiteOrder The Complete Revanche Cycle (omnibus) HERERead Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Long Way Down Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The White Gold Score Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of Redemption Song...Show More Summary

Happy Birthday Helena Bonham Carter!

Portraying the nefarious Bellatrix Lestrange throughout the Harry Potter films, Helena Bonham Carter turns 52 today! The series would’ve never been the same if she hadn’t played Bellatrix with such enthusiasm.   via GIPHY While the films have been over for a good while now, it doesn’t mean that Bellatrix isn’t just as scary as she’ more!

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

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!

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