Author Spotlight – Robert Jordan

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Dapper chap. Nice hat. Good beard.

Author Name:
Robert Jordan

Who is he:
Born 17 October 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina, US. Husband to Harriet McDougal who works with Tor Books now, and was his editor. Robert Jordan Died on 16 September 2007 at the age of 58. Continue reading “Author Spotlight – Robert Jordan”

Bloodline Gypsy by Shirley A. Martin (Members Review from Shawnie)

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Bloodline Gypsy: Jook and Gypsies Vol. 1 by Shirley A. Martin, published June 29, 2013 by Authorhouse.

Goodreads Blurb:

A supernatural thriller of chilling carnage and primal beauty, Bloodling Gypsy unearths the origin of a mythical creature that has plagued history since the dark ages. Tracing an inherent line of magic back to Eygpt in 981 AD, this dark fantasy reveals the mysterious link between gypsies and werewolves. A yoke that, twelve hundred years later, reveals itself in the form of a birthmark stamped on children born of Louvari descent. When Susannah Henika loses her mother in a tragic accident, she moves to a mountain resort town to live with a father she has never known. She falls victim to night terrors and an impending sense of dread. She meets a woman in the woods, Madalina Sadrinovic, whose uncanny ways set Susannah ill at ease. Strange and foreboding events follow the arrival of Madalins’s twin brother Luca, and a local boy goes missing. The American teenager befins to suspect that, somehow linked to the strange markings on her hand. She may be one of the last remaining humans, genetically predestined to bare the offspring of an altered species, a distant ancestor forged into the world.

★★★★

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Sir Lancer Recommends – Episode #2

 

Hello Again Everyone!

 

Sorry that it has taken me a while to get around to episode #2 of sir Lancer Recommends but unfortunately I have been rather busy with school. With that being said let’s get to it!

Without further adieu I recommend to you Skullcrack City by Jeremy Robert Johnson. This is a standalone sci-fi bizarro thriller with a lot of comedy elements. I have to admit I was instantly drawn to it by its cover and the blurb that sounded like it was conceived on acid trip. Continue reading “Sir Lancer Recommends – Episode #2”

Book of the Month Review Fantasy May -Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Review by our Member Kimberley de Jong

For our first review of last month we have a very positive look at what proved to be a popular choice. Other reviews will follow –

 

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5/5.
Uprooted carried great promises with it, and to me, those promises were met. Inspired by folklore, this fantasy fairy tale did well to grasp me in its roots (badumtsjj) and carried me through the pages in a breeze. The descriptions of environment, characters and storytelling left a deep impression on me. Continue reading “Book of the Month Review Fantasy May -Uprooted by Naomi Novik”

Cover artworks nominated for The Ravenheart Award in 2016

As a follow up to the Gemmell nominations, here is a post which shows all the wonderful cover art nominated for the long list. There is a link to a page on the awards for each of the authors.

Don’t forget to vote here -http://www.gemmellawards.com/award-voting-2016/

I know my favourite from below but it is a stunning selection.

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As listed on The David Gemmell Awards For Fantasy website the cover artworks nominated by publishers this year are as follows:

James Annal for Uprooted by Naomi Novik (Pan Macmillan)

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Tommy Arnold for Skyborn by David Dalglish  (Orbit)

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Kerem Beyit for The Dread Wyrm by Miles Cameron  (Gollancz)

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Jason Chan for The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence  (Harper/Voyager)

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Wendy Chan for Swords and Scoundrels  by Julia Knight  (Orbit)

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Alejandro Colucci for The Boy Who Wept Blood  by Den Patrick  (Gollancz)

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Bastien Lecouffe Deharme for The Darkling Child  by Terry Brooks  (Orbit)

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Krzysztof Domaradzkifor Old Man’s Ghosts  by Tom Lloyd  (Gollancz)

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Larry Elmore & Carol Russo Design for Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia(Baen)

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Mark Ferrari for The Flotsam Trilogy Omnibus by Peter M Ball  (Apocalypse InkProductions)

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Christopher Gibbs for The Cathedral of Known Things  by Edward Cox (Gollancz)

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Review – Red Seas under Red Skies by Scott Lynch (Members review from Hybrid Creature)

Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch

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BLURB – After a brutal battle with the underworld that nearly destroyed him, Locke and his trusted sidekick, Jean, fled the island city of their birth and landed on the exotic shores of Tal Verrar to nurse their wounds. But even at this westernmost edge of civilization, they can’t rest for long — and are soon back to what they do best: stealing from the undeserving rich and pocketing the proceeds for themselves. Continue reading “Review – Red Seas under Red Skies by Scott Lynch (Members review from Hybrid Creature)”