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Ten New Fantasy Books to read in 2014

Earlier this week Neil Gaiman and wife Amanda Palmer called on their fellow authors to actively support independent bookstores. In honor of their quest, here are five great fantasy books that came out this summer that you can pick up at your local bookstore today and five titles that you can’t miss out on this fall. Support your local booksellers ...

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The Land of Dragor: The Gift of Charms

The first installment in a new fantasy series The Land of Dragor The Gift of Charms by Julia Suzuki was released at the beginning of September. The Gift of Charms marvelously reinvents the dragon fantasy novel by placing the dragons in the places of the main characters and the humans as the unknown and dangerous creatures. Instead of the more ...

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Go Inside the Empire with Star Wars: Imperial Handbook

Star Wars fans have been able to get an (oftentimes humorous) inside look at groups like the Jedi and Sith with The Jedi Path and Book of Sith, but now for the first time you can go behind-the-scenes of the Galactic Empire with the newly-announced Imperial Handbook. “Imperial Handbook continues the legacy of Star Wars books originating within the universe. This ...

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Star Wars: A New Dawn Audio Excerpt

If you can’t wait until October to hear Vanessa Marshall give voice to Rebel pilot Hera Sydulla, check out this audio excerpt from Entertainment Weekly of the voice actress reading a passage from John Jackson Miller’s recently-released Star Wars: A New Dawn!     (By the way, the book is AMAZING so far!) About Reporter Michelle Lawhorn: Michelle, a.k.a. Stormraven, ...

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Omen: A Poem Inspired by Middle-Earth

Omen By John C. Evans I have come to the conclusion, There are no paths, Only one swollen river, Whose tributaries lead, To the same old desert, Our father’s called the world, And christened paradise, Over all creation. Here the songs of men cannot grow. They are too coarse for knowing, Their idol’s whimpering decay, Although the shadow perceives, That ...

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Synopsis for Asajj Ventress Star Wars Novel Revealed

We don’t have a title yet, but we do have the synopsis and release date for the recently-announced Star Wars novel featuring Asajj Ventress and Quinlan Vos. Check it out! “The last story never told in The Clone Wars television saga: A tale of trust, betrayal, love, and evil starring the hugely popular ex-Sith/never-Jedi female bounty hunter, Asajj Ventress! A ...

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"Turtles" Director to Take over "Elfstones of Shannara" for MTV

MTV is doing something right! Get this: the “Music Television” network is going to show something other than teenagers getting pregnant and celebrities watching viral videos. Brace yourselves, fantasy fans…Teen Wolf is getting a rival. Last month, the news broke that MTV had green-lit a ten-episode series based on fantasy legend Terry Brooks‘ bestselling novel, The Elfstones of Shannara. Brooks ...

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Harry Potter: The Wizarding World of Japan

Harry Potter fans are surely wishing for a Portkey or the ability to Apparate.  On July 15th, Universal Studios Japan opened their own version of the very successful Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and it promises to be just as popular as the Orlando location.  While the Japanese version doesn’t yet have a Diagon Alley expansion, it does have several ...

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Harry Potter Books: Bloomsbury Reveals New Cover Art

Last year Scholastic teamed up with graphic novelist and illustrator Kazu Kibuishi to create brand new paperback editions of the Harry Potter series for the first time since its original publication in the United States. The result was beautiful. This year, UK publisher Bloomsbury has been slowly revealing their new covers for the series by award winning artist Jonny Duddle and today the publishing ...

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SDCC 2014: New Star Wars Novel Announced!

Dave Filoni dropped a bombshell at the Star Wars Rebels panels earlier today: in summer 2015, Del Rey will be releasing a new novel centered on Asajj Ventress and Quinlan Vos! When The Clone Wars series ended, Asajj’s fate was left up in the air as she turned away from all sides she had once been aligned to: the Jedi, ...

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