Book Review: ‘A Minor Malevolent Spirit and Other Tales’

May 26, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews | Leave a comment
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A Minor Malevolent Spirit and Other Tales is Drew Karpyshyn’s first short story collection. Currently available digitally with a print version coming soon, this anthology collects ten stories providing readers with a variety of characters and adventure. If you’re a fan of Karpyshyn’s work, this is one book you won’t want to miss. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘War Crimes’ Paperback Edition

May 26, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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World of Warcraft: War Crimes by Christie Golden is out today in mass market paperback.

Now in mass-market paperback—the national bestseller and direct tie-in to the new game expansion pack Warlords of Draenor—a thrilling novel set in the universe of the record-breaking, internationally bestselling video game World of Warcraft!

The brutal siege of Orgrimmar is over. Alliance and Horde forces have stripped Garrosh Hellscream, one of the most reviled figures on Azeroth, of his title as warchief. His thirst for conquest devastated cities, nearly tore the Horde apart, and destroyed countless lives.

Now, on the legendary continent of Pandaria, he will stand trial for his transgressions. Renowned leaders from across the world have gathered to witness this historic event. As the trial unfolds, agents of the bronze dragonflight present shocking visions of Garrosh’s atrocities. For many of those in attendance, these glimpses into history force them to relive painful memories and even question their own innocence or guilt. For others, the chilling details stoke the flames of their hatred.

Unbeknownst to anyone, shadowy forces are at work on Azeroth, threatening not only the court’s ability to mete out justice…but also the lives of everyone at the trial.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

May 22, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know is now on Amazon for pre-order along with some page previews.
  • Jedi News has an interview with author Ryder Windham covering his latest book Ultimate Star Wars.
  • Skywalking Through Neverland has an interview with Star Wars author James Kahn in their latest episode.
  • TheForce.Net has an interview with Star Wars author Michael A. Stackpole.
  • Del Rey tweeted that the Star Wars 2015 sampler given away at Celebration will be available online for free sometime this summer.

  • There’s a really cool video biography of author John Jackson Miller posted by Paul Piaskoski.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

New Release: ‘A Minor Malevolent Spirit’ by Drew Karpyshyn

May 21, 2015 at 8:37 pm | Posted in Books, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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a-minor-malevolent-spiritDrew Karpyshyn’s short story anthology A Minor Malevolent Spirit is now available. Right now the digital version is online on Amazon, with more outlets coming soon as well as the print version. Drew is also offering incentives for reviews, so check out his blog for more details.

New York Times bestselling author Drew Karpyshyn spins ten fantastical tales of magic, mystery and the supernatural with his usual gift for world building and imagination. A man discovers a demon living in his basement, then hires it to advance his career. A young king in exile challenges a powerful wizard in a battle of wits to reclaim his throne. The Aztec pantheon gathers for an unusual contest to win the favor of the immortal Serpent King. A proud warrior queen plots bloody retribution to avenge her murdered family. With stories ranging from classic sword and sorcery adventures to contemporary horror to twisted takes on myth, legend and folklore, A Minor Malevolent Spirit delivers thrills, chills and even some laughs. As an added bonus, author notes for each of the ten stories examine Karpyshyn’s creative process and the craft of writing, giving fans a unique glimpse inside the mind of the acclaimed storyteller.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Little Golden Star Wars Books

May 21, 2015 at 6:46 pm | Posted in Art, Books, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Golden Books is releasing six new Star Wars books, one for each film this July. Here’s a look at the covers which are pretty neat.

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

Author: Courtney Carbone
Illustrator: Heather Martinez
Release Date: July 28, 2015
Details: $4.99, 24 pages, full color, 6.6″ x 8″ Continue Reading Little Golden Star Wars Books…

Book Review: ‘Doomsday’ by Jack McKinney

May 19, 2015 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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There are many sci-fi franchises out there, and Robotech is one of them. Part of that universe is formed by the Robotech novels written by James Luceno and Brian Daley under the pen name Jack McKinney. As foolhardy as it might be, I dove into the series with book six, Doomsday. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

May 15, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp has debuted at #17 on the New York Times Best Sellers List and #8 on Publishers Weekly bestsellers list. It’s also getting a third printing.
  • There’s a new blurb up for Dark Disciple by Christie Golden.
  • StarWarsTimeline.Net is release a previously unpublished Star Wars novel that was once approved by Lucasfilm and written by Kenneth C. Flint called The Heart of the Jedi. They are releasing it four chapters at a time and the first four chapters are up.
  • Star Wars Upcoming Books & Comics posted a rundown on the upcoming short fiction coming from Star Wars Insider.
  • Star Wars Frames is being released as a postcard book. You can check out the listing on Amazon.
  • Jawa James posted a view interview with Ultimate Star Wars author Adam Bray. which reveals he is *probably* working on a second visual guide for Star Wars Rebels.
  • And video of the Ultimate Star Wars book tour featuring authors Tricia Barr and Adam Bray which you can watch here.
  • Cobra by Timothy Zahn is now available via Bean Books’ free library.
  • And with the television premiere of Wayward Pines this week, you can check out Timothy Zahn‘s tie-in novella Tree of Life.
  • Troy Denning‘s Halo novel Last Night received a cover reveal.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Dark Force Rising Brazilian Cover

May 14, 2015 at 7:09 pm | Posted in Art, Books, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Brazil has released yet another new Star Wars cover, this time for Timothy Zahn’s Dark Force Rising.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

 

The Force Awakens Books and More

May 14, 2015 at 6:36 pm | Posted in Books, Comic Books, DK, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Edelweiss has updated their catalog with some new entries revealing some of The Force Awakens kids books as well as some Star Wars Rebels books and Marvel titles. Here’s the rundown.

Star Wars: The Complete Marvel Years Omnibus Vol. 3
Release Date: September 15, 2015
Details: 1,136 pages, hardcover, $125

The original Star Wars comic-book saga concludes! Savor an all-action adaptation of Star Wars: Episode VI – The Return of the Jedi, and fi nd out what happens after the Battle of Endor! Luke, Leia and their allies seek to establish a new galactic government – but Imperial Forces still stand in the way. When Darth Vader falls, a Dark Lady will rise! Meanwhile, Han Solo and Chewbacca head to Wookiee World! The Ewoks go to war! And tragedy strikes close to C-3PO – could it be that even a droid can cry? Plus: a cornucopia of Star Wars rarities – including exclusive stories only published in the UK!

COLLECTING: STAR WARS 79-107, ANNUAL 3; RETURN OF THE JEDI 1-4; MATERIAL FROM PIZZAZZ 1-16; MATERIAL FROM STAR WARS WEEKLY (UK) 60, 94-99, 104-115; MATERIAL FROM EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (UK) #149, 151, 153-157; MATERIAL FROM STAR WARS (UK) 159

Star Wars Epic Collection: Infinities
Release Date: December 29, 2015
Details: 504 pages, paperback, $39.99 Continue Reading The Force Awakens Books and More…

Book Review: ‘The Murdered Sun’ by Christie Golden

May 12, 2015 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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Christie Golden’s new Star Wars novel Dark Disciple will be coming out in July, but Star Wars isn’t the sci-fi franchise she started out with. Long before it, she wrote over a dozen Star Trek books. To widen my own field of fandom, I picked up The Murdered Sun by Christie Golden. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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