Fantasy Faction Interviews Brandon Sanderson


Fantasy Faction has recorded a half-hour video interview with Brandon Sanderson while he was in Europe recently. The interview has some interesting discussion about The Way of Kings, the upcoming Mistborn sequel, and some of Brandon’s book recommendations. There was also some fresh Mistborn news. The Mistborn (pen-and-paper?) RPG “is a go” and should be […]

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And Pottermore is…


More owls slowly appeared on J.K. Rowling’s YouTube channel as the countdown ticked closer to the deadline today. After the clock reached zero, a video was uploaded with an announcement. Pottermore, as it turns out, is not a Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game, sadly. It might be the next best thing, though. Pottermore.com will be, […]

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The Osiris Ritual by George Mann


Steampunk? Check. Detectives? Check. Queen Victoria with cybernetic implants keeping her alive into the early 1900s? Check. A murderous villain trying to achieve immortality using an ancient Egyptian ritual? Check. There is just no way George Mann’s The Osiris Ritual couldn’t be entertaining. It’s a fun quasi-Victorian penny dreadful with a dash of the supernatural […]

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Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher


Jim Butcher, author of the ever-entertaining Dresden Files books, has a lesser-known fantasy series that I finally got around to starting. The Codex Alera, as it is called, is set in a sword-and-sorcery type world (with it’s own unique twists on a usual trope, of course) and is quite the departure from the famous sardonic […]

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Pottermore: J.K. Rowling’s New Announcement


Four years after the publication of the seventh Harry Potter book, and about a month before the final movie, J. K. Rowling once again is…up to something. A new website, Pottermore.com, has gone up. It’s pretty much a fancy “coming soon” page, with an accompanying Twitter profile and a countdown on Rowling’s YouTube channel. Some […]

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Death Masks by Jim Butcher


Death Masks is the 5th book in the Dresden Files series, but only the 2nd book that I thought was awesome. The other is Fool Moon. It starts out a little aggravating, since there is still too much emphasis on vampires for my taste. There is a funny scene with Harry Dresden to be interviewed […]

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Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Trailer Online


The first trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is now online, featuring a few clips from the huge battle at Hogwarts, as well as the Gringots break-in. Apparently the final fight between Harry and Voldemort has been…embellished a bit. The Leaky Cauldron, as usual, has links to high-quality QuickTime, Windows Media, […]

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Summer Knight by Jim Butcher


At the beginning of Summer Knight, the White Council convenes in Chicago to discuss the matter of the war with the Red Court vampires, and maybe execute a meddling wizard by the name of Harry Dresden if they can get away with it. But that’s the least of his problems. Queen Mab, ruler of the […]

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Brandon Sanderson’s Writing Process [Comic]


Comic by Dragonsden Comics. Used with permission.

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Garth Nix Begins Writing Sequel to Sabriel Trilogy


Garth Nix is currently writing Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen, the much-awaited sequel to the Old Kingdom Trilogy (first book: Sabriel). He is currently estimating a 2013 release date. I’m writing CLARIEL: THE LOST ABHORSEN at the moment. It is set about 300 years before the events of SABRIEL, in an extremely settled era of the […]

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