News: Words of Radiance (Stormlight Archive Book 2) Release Date

“Of Extreme OCD-ness”

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Author: Brandon Sanderson

Genre: Epic Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Age: YA+

Released: 6th March 2014 (UK version)

Following up on my post from eons ago, a lot of little details have appeared for the next book in the Stormlight Archive series. The release date for the UK version has also changed, and is now in March 2014. Pre-orders are being taken at all the usual places, (Amazon, Waterstones, etc) and this book is guaranteed to hit bestsellers’ lists all over the world.

However, in my usual infuriating way, I am refusing to pre-order this book, because… it isn’t the same size as the other books in the series. For some reason, newly released hardbacks and paperbacks are much larger than the paperbacks issued after the first year. (I’m not sure if this a UK-only issue, or not).

It is very obsessive compulsive, but I want to have an uniform collection, and since I only have the smaller paperback version of The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive Book 1), then the rest of the series will have to follow suit.

The few details that I have allowed myself about this book is that it is about Shallan, and there are  some new characters for the interludes.  For the rest, I have covered my ears, and  sang loudly so no spoilers will come to me.

As usual the UK version of Brandon Sanderson’s books have covers by Sam Green. I absolutely adore his art style.

Words of Radiance is available for Pre-order at £20.00 for the Hardback edition.

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Anime: Sword Art Online – Episode 25 Series Finale Summary + Review

“End of the virtual road?”

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(Kirito plays a dangerous game of tag with Sugou)

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Game, MMO, Fantasy, Sc-Fi, Age: 13+

Released: 6th July 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, Asuna has woken up from the hospital and Kirito is on his way to see her. Danger is lurking the hospital carpark in the shape of Sugou, who was killed by Kirito in Alfheim Online.

Kirito is stabbed, and has to fend off a knife that could end his life before he has a chance to see Asuna in the real world.

Sugou has finally lost his mind, and although Kirito eventually beats him, Kirito chooses to spare Suguo’s life.

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Anime: Sword Art Online – Episode 24 Summary + Review

“Let me make things gruesome”

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(“Yo! Secret Epic Fairy Bro-fist, sucka!”)

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Game, MMO, Fantasy, Sc-Fi, Age: 13+

Released: 6th July 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, Yui has opened the gate to the top of the World Tree, and Kirito is just baby steps away from rescuing Asuna.

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Anime: Sword Art Online – Episode 23 Summary + Review

“Let’s all support the main guy”

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(“This is why family shouldn’t play in the same virtual world!”)

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Game, MMO, Fantasy, Sc-Fi, Age: 13+

Released: 6th July 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, Kirito has now found out the truth about Leafa being his sister in the real world. A confrontation happens in the real world where Suguha admits that she has fallen for Kirito ever since she found out that they were not siblings. She refuses to hear Kirito out, and locks herself in her bedroom with her woes.

Warning! May contain spoilers!

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Anime: Sword Art Online – Episode 22 Summary + Review

“Awkward triangles are a must

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(This is a NO FLY zone!)

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Game, MMO, Fantasy, Sc-Fi, Age: 13+

Released: 6th July 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, at the base of the World Tree, Yui notices that Asuna’s player co-ordinates are directly above. Spurred on by that thought, Kirito tries to fly directly to the top of the tree. He cannot succeed because of the barrier that prevents players from flying up that high. Leafa eventually manages to pull him back to the ground.

Warning! May contain spoilers!

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Anime: Sukitte Ii na yo (Say I Love You) – Episode 7 Summary + Review

“Wanna stay at my place?”

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(“That photographer wants me back…?”)

Studio: ZEXCS

Genre: Romance, Shoujo, Drama,  Age: 13+

Released: 28 September 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, news of Yamato’s modelling career spreads like wildfire through the school. Megu-tan pleased with the attention that she and Yamato have been getting, and she breaks the news that her modelling agency has asked Yamato to continue modelling for them.

Warning! May contain spoilers!

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Anime: Sword Art Online – Episode 21 Summary + Review

“Asuna’s detour”

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(“Dammit I gave away all my money. How will I gamble?”)

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Game, MMO, Fantasy, Sc-Fi, Age: 13+

Released: 6th July 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, Kirito and Leafa reach the city of Arun; the largest city in Alfhaeim Online. They are closer than ever to the World Tree.

Warning! May contain spoilers!

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Anime: Sukitte Ii na yo (Say I Love You) – Episode 6 Summary + Review

“Someone new on the scene”

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(“Ba dum, Ba dum, Ba dum”)

Studio: ZEXCS

Genre: Romance, Shoujo, Drama,  Age: 13+

Released: 28 September 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, Asami and Kenji are officially a couple, and are happy to talk about their perfect relationship in front of Yamato. Feeling soft towards Mei, Yamato is happy to show that they too are a good couple, although Mei is still shy of saying anything definite.

Warning! May contain spoilers!

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Anime: Sword Art Online – Episode 20 Summary + Review

“Enter a champion

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(“Did we elect an ambassador…?”)

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Game, MMO, Fantasy, Sc-Fi, Age: 13+

Released: 6th July 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, from the information given to them by Shinichi, the Caith Siths and the Sylphs are forming an alliance. Kirito wants to help these two races succeed in the game, anf rushes forward after hearing the Salamanders want to interrupt the meeting. He bracingly introduces himself as am ambassador for the two sides; although the two leaders have no idea what is going on.

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Anime: Sword Art Online – Episode 19 Summary + Review

“Cast that spell!”

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(“Abra cadabra… Bibbity… Bobbity… Boo!”)

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Game, MMO, Fantasy, Sc-Fi, Age: 13+

Released: 6th July 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, Leafa and Kirito are being followed by players. Although, Leafa uses some magic to hide both her and Kirito, the damage is done.

Warning! May contain spoilers!

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