07 July, 2010

It's News To Me #14

No, this is not The Way of Kings central, but we have been pretty excited lately about the first book of The Stormlight Archive. We are happy to announce that Jeremy R. from Boston is the happy owner of his very own, if slightly used, ARC of The Way of Kings. Jeremy expounds:
I just received the book today. Thank you!!! Couldn't be more excited. Now I just have to figure out how to read it on my honeymoon while not getting too obsessed :)
Our advice is pretty simple Jeremy. Cancel the honeymoon...
Also, for those of you not in the know, Tor's evil corporate overlords are quietly giving away more ARCs of the Way of Kings. Giveaway ends on the 13th so hurry over!

Cover Art

I have to thank Adam Whitehead (Wertzone) for asking permission on behalf of "bloggers" to post this cover for which I am extremely excited...

(thanks Bantam UK/Transworld for the sexy cover art of Stoneweilder)

Also find the prologue at the same link. Funny that's Stonewielder by Ian C. Esslemont (ICE) is yet another cover in the Malazan Empire series with a ship (3 for 3), but honestly...that always works for me. Very few ship covers drop the ball for me and this is no exception.

Look for Stonewielder in the UK 25 November 2010 and Amazon says December 28, 2010 for the US.


The first posts and chapters are up of Tor.com's Malazan Re-read of the Fallen. Just like the awesome chapter-by-chapter re-read that was done with The Wheel of Time, the Malazan re-read will be in the capable hands of Amanda Rutter and Bill Capossere (from fantasyliterature.com).

The best part is that both Steven Erikson and Ian C. Esslemont will be adding their $.02 at the end of each book, giving their reactions to the posts, comments, and even theories.

In related news, The Crippled God, the final installment in the Malazan Book of the Fallenseries will be out February 15, 2011.

Some more Brandon Sanderson news from his assistant, Peter Ahlstrom. Warbreaker is a stand-alone novel with a world I really wanted to revisit. Well...we'll be getting that chance, but it may not be for a little while.

Tentatively titled Nightblood (very fitting), the sequel to Warbreakerwas originally planned to come out this year, but, what with the Wheel of Time getting in the way, Sanderson decided to release The Way of Kings this year with plans to get Nightblood out sometime 2013 or '14.

In addition, there are also plans to get an Elantris sequel out sometime in 2015, but this may be effected by the Warbreaker sequel. Whew, glad there's lots more to come and I'm amazed at the production level. :)

Also lots of "Suvudu" news going on:

Dragon Week is going on right now and the first post is an interview with an expert in the Dragon field, well, at least in drawing them, Todd Lockwood. They're quite amazing as seen below.
Dragons are bigger than life. They have everything that the King of Beasts has in mystery and attitude and nobility, but in spades. Plus they can fly. And breath fire. They have roots deep in just about every culture, one way or another...Perhaps alone among the characters of the first religions, dragons remain. They have staying power. Cuz they're awesome.

"Wings of Fire" by Todd Lockwood (toddlockwood.com)

Also going on right now at Suvudu.com is their celebration of Spectra's 25 Year Anniversarywhere a classic Spectra publication is being featured each day. Here's a list of the posts so far along with those planned.

And that's the news...at least to me.

(This post was a combined effort by Alec and myself)


ediFanoB said...

I own copies of Warbreaker and Elantris - unread :-((

As I don't buy hardcover I ordered a paperback copy of Way of Kings in advance. It will be delivered in September 2011.....

Bryce L. said...

I didn't even realize you could do that, that's great. Yeah, I usually wait till the paperback too. My goal is to buy hardbacks when I'm actually receiving money instead of giving it away for school. :)

Yagiz said...

@ediFanoB: Elantris was pretty good. You should read it ;).

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Love the information on Sanderson's sequels. I loved both those books and would love to visit those worlds again. And Warbreaker, yes, amazing stuff there. Would love to be in that world again. And the name is GREAT as he was one of my favorites in the book. Thanks!

Bryce L. said...

@Melissa - I know, it's almost a bad thing that Sanderson's writing the rest of the Wheel of Time. I think I just want him to finish his own stuff...and maybe have another author can finish.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

I never really got into the Wheel of Time series. But, it started long before I really got into reading seriously. But Brandon is such a wonder with his own work and it would be great to read more in his worlds.

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