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November 29, 2013 at 11:08 am | Posted in Around the Web, Interview, JJ Abrams, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Television, The Clone Wars, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news round up of Star Wars and beyond.

Black Friday Deals

  • Amazon has the Star Wars Legacy Droid Factory figures half off. You can check out their other half off Star Wars deals here which includes wave one of the 6″ Black Series figures.
  • Titan Magazines is running a special promotion for Star Wars Insider. Sign up and you can get a free copy of the Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual or the Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual.
  • Yakface.com is doing a Black Friday Giveaway for Wave 2 of the 3-3/4″ Black Series figures.
  • As a comic fan, my favorite Black Friday sale is Things From Another World. Discounts vary, but on nick and dent items you can get 80% off. Click here to check out their Star Wars selection.
  • Her Universe has a Black Friday sale going on with free shipping, a free Darth Vader holiday pin with any purchase, and new items being offered.
  • The Force Among Us is doing a sale with 50% off some items and some freebies like the Ewok Tusken Raider poster and trading cards.
  • Dark Horse Comics has a Star Wars digital mega bundle.
  • WeLoveFine is running both a Black Friday deal and a Cyber Monday deal. For Black Friday, use promo code BLACKFRIDAYTSHIRTS15 for 15% off and BLACKFRIDAYTSHIRTS25 for 25% off orders over a $100. On Cyber Monday, use promo code JEDI15 for 15% off and REBEL25 for 25% off orders over $100.
  • The short story “Human Error” by John Jackson Miller is free today on Amazon.
  • Angry Robot Books is having a half off sale today on eBooks. While they don’t have any Star Wars titles, they do have books by Star Wars authors such as Emilie & The Hollow World by Martha Wells, The Hammer and the Blade by Paul S. Kemp, and A Discourse in Steel by Paul S. Kemp. Just enter “robotfriday” for the promo code.
  • Star Wars artist Joe Corroney is running a 30% off sale today for his online store. Just use the promo code SITH.
  • Star Wars artist Jerry Vanderstelt is also running a sale with 15% off his artwork on his online store. Just use the promo code BFW-1.

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Around the Web

October 4, 2013 at 12:59 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Conventions, Fantasy, Interview, JJ Abrams, Movies, Regular Feature, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web featuring news and events for Star Wars and beyond.

Art

  • Dave Dorman fans looking to get a signed print of his variant cover for The Other Dead #1 featuring President Obama ready to take on the zombie apocalypse can pick one up here while supplies last.

Conventions

  • Dallas Comic Con Fan Days starts today and features quite a few Star Wars guests: Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher, David Prowse, Peter Mayhew, Daniel Logan, Ron Perlman and Katee Sackhoff.
  • DEF-CON 2 kicks off Saturday in Southhampton, England and features Star Wars guests Jeremy Bulloch, Pam Rose, Brian Wheeler, Alan Flyng, Nick Joseph, John Chapman, and Brian Muir.
  • Also kicking off Saturday in England is the London Film & Comic Con which will features guests Ailsa Berk, Jett Lucas, Julian Glover, Brian Blessed, Mike Mayhew and J.W. Rinzler.
  • John Jackson Miller has revealed his NYCC schedule. He’ll be signing at the Random House booth (#2205) Friday from 5-6 p.m. and Saturday from 11-noon.
  • Star Wars artist Jeff Carlisle will be a featured Artist Guest of Honor this year at Con on the Cob which kicks off October 17 in Hudson, OH.

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Our Interview with Paul S. Kemp on ‘The Godborn’

October 1, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Interview | Leave a comment
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To celebrate the release of The Godborn, we spoke with author Paul S. Kemp to get a spoiler free look at some of the deeper details of the novel. Paul talked about some of the character aspects, the events of The Sundering, and what readers can expect next. Click here to check out the interview.

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New Release and Review: ‘The Godborn’ by Paul S. Kemp

October 1, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews | Leave a comment
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The Sundering continues with book two, The Godborn, by Paul S. Kemp. In this book, readers get to see Vasen Cale and his struggle between fate and destiny. Will he be able to save his father from the demonic clutches of Mephistopheles? Thankfully Vasen has a few friends on his side including the semi-divine Drasek Riven. Longtime Erevis Cale fans will not want to miss out on this dark, entertaining chapter of the series. Click here to read our full review.

If you haven’t ordered a copy yet, you can check out the official product page on Wizards.com for all the retailer links as wells as a excerpt from the book (or you can just jump over to Amazon). Paul S. Kemp is also offering signed copies over on his websiteThe Godborn is available in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats.

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Kemp on ‘The Godborn’

September 27, 2013 at 10:22 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy | 1 Comment
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Author Paul S. Kemp has a new Forgotten Realms book coming out next week. The Godborn is the second book in The Sundering series and stars his beloved characters from the Erevis Cale series. Over on io9, they have a cool interview with Paul discussing his new book.

Let’s start by talking about Erevis Cale, who spends a lot of time off-stage in The Godborn, but it still very central to the story. How was that character created, and how has he evolved over the years? And who would play him in the Hollywood blockbuster?

Paul S. Kemp: Well, when a boy with an affinity for shadows loves a girl with an affinity for shadows very much, then….

Oh, you mean something else. Uh, okay.

Cale actually came out of a closed call put out by WotC in 1999-2000, for what would later become the “Sembia Series.” Now, the Sembia Series was a very cool idea from Wizards. Essentially seven authors were each going to write first a novella and then a novel featuring one of the characters in the household of a wealthy Sembian merchant family. Intrigue! Secrets! Swordplay!

Click here to read the full interview. Paul will also be on Dungeon Crawlers Radio tonight, so be sure to give it a listen (6:00 PM MT). If you haven’t ordered The Godborn yet, you can head on over to Amazon or any of your favorite retailers. It will be out in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats on October 1st. If you haven’t read the first book in The Sundering series, don’t worry, this is truly a standalone book as far as that series is concerned. However, if you haven’t read any of the Erevis Cale books, especially the Trilight War Trilogy, then you will miss out on some of the greater context. That said, there’s a lot of good stuff in the book, so if you want to dive in, you certainly can.

We’ll have our interview with Paul S. Kemp and our full review next week, so be sure to check back in on Tuesday.

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Get a Signed Copy of ‘The Godborn’

September 16, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Posted in Books, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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For those interested in getting a signed copy of Paul S. Kemp’s upcoming Forgotten Realms novel The Godborn, Paul is once again running an e-signing offer. Just send him the money via Paypal for the book ($25 if you’re in the US), and Paul will ship you a signed, hardcover copy of The Godborn. Click here for the details.

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Book Review: ‘The Companions’ by R.A. Salvatore

August 6, 2013 at 7:45 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews | Leave a comment
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The Companions kickstarts the The Sundering series and R.A. Salvatore steps away from the conventional fantasy story readers might expect. Rather than serving up a tale starring his famous Drizzt, this book star his companions: Cattie-brie, Bruenor and Regis. As my first foray into Salvatore’s Forgotten Realms material, The Companions was quite the adventure. Click here to read my full review.

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New Release: ‘The Companions’ by R.A. Salvatore

August 6, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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The Sundering begins today with the release of R.A. Salvatore’s novel The Companions. This is the first in a six book series set in the Forgotten Realms setting. Each book in The Sundering series revolves around an event that will change the Realms, thus giving each book a lose connection with the others without being direct tie-ins or a sequentially building story.

In The Companions, Drizzt’s fate hangs in the balance, and it is up to his companions to save him. While Drizzt doesn’t appear much in the book, his companions go on quite the journey as they are faced with trials and tribulations in the new lives that have been give to them.

The Companions is available in hardcover and digital formats. You can find product links here as well as a sample chapter.

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Around the Web

July 19, 2013 at 9:18 am | Posted in Angry Robot, Around the Web, Books, Del Rey, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 4 Comments
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Art

Star Wars artist Jan Duursema has some new artwork up on Catskillcomics.com.

Books

Upcoming Star Wars author Kevin Hearne, who is working on the Luke Skywalker novel which will be the third book in the Empire and Rebellion series, shared a little on Facebook

Today I get to really dive into the Star Wars book. I noodled around a bit last night after I got home, but this morning I’m firing up the soundtrack and I think there will be some unbridled glee. :)

Author Daniel Abraham also chimed in on his Empire and Rebellion novel which will star Han Solo. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Our Interview with ‘Crucible’ Author Troy Denning

July 9, 2013 at 5:10 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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Crucible is one wild ride and it provides a ton of material worthy of exploration. We spoke with author Troy Denning to dive deeper into the details: how did Crucible come about, where did the Columi come from, what didn’t make it into the book and much more. Plus, for Forgotten Realms fans, we touch a little on The Sundering.

Fair Warning: Spoilers kick in at 12:20.

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