Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Dragons are coming

I am so so so SO excited for A Dance With Dragons to finally come out! This fifth book in George R.R. Martin's epic series is one of the most eagerly anticipated releases in Fantasy this year (release date July 12, 2011). And, of course, HBO has produced the television version of Game of Thrones, which starts in the US on April 17. This series deserves all of the success that I know it will have with the new show. The depth of the characters and their complex relations and struggles for power is brilliant. I just hope HBO does it right (but if anyone can do it they can!)

For your viewing pleasure I will include the media tie-in cover for the first book, which includes the amazingly kick-ass Iron Throne. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

If Anita Blake and Mercy Thompson got into a fight who would win?

Hmm, what to read next? I feel like I need to go back to an "old friend," so it might be back to Anita Blake, but after seeing the new Mercy Thompson book at work today I'm also considering finally getting around to finishing Moon Called.

There's something about the Mercy Thompson covers that I really like. Every time a new one comes out I think about how I need to get my shit together and read these books. I have the first four sitting on my bookshelf, so no excuses.

I think I've had a long enough sabbatical from Anita Blake and her crazy-ass life, so I might be ready to re-visit her. I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss the boys: Jean-Claude, Nathaniel, Asher, Micah, Richard... lol. The list goes on.

One book I cannot wait for is the new Sookie Stackhouse novel, Dead Reckoning. Is it May yet????