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Jemima Catlin and The Hobbit

Jemima Catlin and The Hobbit by Noble Smith I have many editions of The Hobbit in my collection, from Alan Lee’s handsomely illustrated edition, to the bizarre Rankin and Bass animated film book tie-in, to the one with Michael Hague’s sumptuous paintings. All of them have a place in my heart for one reason or another, along with my favorite ...

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Tolkien’s Magical Inventory

The mystical athelas herb, along with the talking troll purse, virtue-imbued staffs, enchanted barrow swords, and spiritually-infused lembas, are all unique examples of Tolkien’s wild creative genius.

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Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes Book Review:”Where Strange and Dangerous Monsters Lurk”

From Father & sons author team, Henry, Josh, and Harrison Herz, comes Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes, a delightfully dark set of nursery rhymes about ogres, witches, hippogriffs, and zombies. Playing off traditional nursey rhymes like “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and “Little Miss Muffet”, these poems take us out of our comfortable and ordinary world and place us instead in a world of ...

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Read George R.R. Martin’s 1993 Original Outline for ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’

HarperCollins UK recently posted a letter from George R. R. Martin in which he outlines the original plot for his new fantasy epic, A Song of Ice and Fire. The letter reveals his initial ideas on his epic A Song of Ice and Fire, including different character deaths, a revengeful Daenerys, an odd Arya love triangle, and more.  Click the images below (from ...

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MONSTER GOOSE NURSERY RHYMES: Starting Your Kids Down the Yellowbrick Road

Starting Your Kids Down the Yellowbrick Road by Henry L. Herz If you’re reading this post, you are more than likely a fan of science fiction and fantasy (SFF). You enjoy having your intellect stimulated and your imagination stretched. You love temporarily immersing yourself in Middle Earth, Oz, Narnia, Earthsea, Amber, Dune, The Federation, or The Foundation. Perhaps you enjoy ...

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The Illustrated Harry Potter: First Look at the New Art!

In 2013 Bloomsbury announced plans for an illustrated Harry Potter series with brand new art from award winning illustrator, Jim Kay. Earlier today, the publishers gave us an official release date of October 6th, 2015 as well as a first look into the artwork of the series: The past two years have seen the publication of new editions of the Harry Potter series in both ...

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Massive Star Wars Comic Sale at Dark Horse!

As most of you may know, Dark Horse will no longer be publishing or distributing Star Wars comic books after the first of the year due to the license being reverted back to Marvel. In a huge send off for the license, Dark Horse Digital is not only taking 50% off every single digital Star Wars issue, but they’re offering ...

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Teaser for BBC’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

BBC has released the first clip of its adaptation of Susanna Clarke’s bestselling novel Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. If you’re a fan of fantasy and haven’t read this beautiful book yet, you should definitely do so before the seven part BBC mini-series hits television screens in 2015. In the meantime, watch the clip below and let us know what you ...

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